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Monday, September 08, 2014

Poll: Nearly 30% of Broadband Users Own Connected Health Devices

Nearly 30% of U.S. broadband households own and use at least one connected health device, such as a treadmill with built in mobile health application support, according to a Parks Associates survey, Clinical Innovation & Technology reports.
For the survey researchers queried more than 5,000 U.S. broadband households.

Survey Findings

The survey found that 28% of such households have used a digital communication tool -- such as email, online portal, mobile phone and apps ...read more

Monday, March 10, 2014

Report: Virtual Health Care Consultations Will Increase Significantly

The number of U.S. households that use video conferencing for physician consultations likely will reach 22.6 million in 2018 -- up from 900,000 last year, according to a report from Parks Associates, MobiHealthNews reports.

Parks Associates said that the use of virtual health care technology is likely to increase as meaningful use requirements call on providers to offer such services to patients.

Under the 2009 federal economic stimulus package, health care providers who ...read more

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Report Says Connected Health Device Market Will Reach $8B by 2018

The sale of connected health and wellness devices will increase by 142% from about $3.3 billion in 2013 to more than $8 billion by 2018, according to a report from the Consumer Electronics Association, MobiHealthNews reports.

The report was produced in conjunction with Parks Associates.

According to the report, device manufacturers sold more than 40 million wellness products in 2013 and that figure is expected to increase to more than 70 million by 2018.

From the art ...read more

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Mobile Health Forecasts Are Promising, but Who Will Buy?

By asserting that 40% of U.S. adults would be "willing to pay" for mobile health applications, valuing the market at $7.7 billion, PricewaterhouseCoopers has opened up a dialogue on Twitter, in blogs and even in the mainstream press on whether consumers would really open up their wallets and spend money on personal health information technology.

A growing array of other influential industry analysts are offering promising mobile health forecasts. For example:
Parks Associa ...read more

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