Digital Health

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

One-quarter of consumers have privacy concerns about using connected health devices

New digital health research gauges consumer attitudes towards online health data

New Parks Associates research shows 23% of U.S. broadband households have privacy and security concerns related to usage of connected health devices and the same percentage have a similar level of concern about fitness tracking devices. Both device categories scored low compared to other devices, including smart door locks (40%) and tablets (42%), but the smartphone, which many consumers use wit ...read more

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Parks Associates Report Smart Home Platforms for Health Addresses Connected Health and IoT Opportunities for the Smart Home

Research firm notes investments in connected health likely to increase following Supreme Court decision

Parks Associates today announced a digital health industry report examining the potential of smart home platforms to support home-based connected health applications and services. Smart Home Platforms for Health notes, in a survey of smart home use cases, over 40% of U.S. broadband households are interested in the ability to receive medical alerts via a smartphone or other ...read more

Monday, April 13, 2015

Parks Associates Research Director to Lead Panel Discussing Technology’s Impact on Healthcare at HIMSS15

Harry Wang to discuss wearables and connected health on Wednesday, April 15, at HIMSS15 in Chicago

Harry Wang, Director, Health & Mobile Product Research, Parks Associates, will share his expertise on consumer applications for health IT at the 2015 Annual HIMSS Conference & Exhibition in Chicago, April 12-16, 2015.Wang will present “Healthy Living, Connected Devices and Wearables” on April 15 from 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. More than 38,000 healthcare industry professionals will atten ...read more

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Global revenues from connected fitness trackers to exceed $5 billion by 2019

Research firm announces new connected home health data in support of World Health Care Congress

Parks Associates estimates global revenues from connected fitness trackers will increase from over $2 billion in 2014 to $5.4 billion by 2019. The research firm, which has analyzed the connected health markets for nearly 10 years, announced this new connected health data today as part of its support of the World Health Care Congress this week in Washington, D.C.

“Our latest da ...read more

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Five percent of U.S. broadband households use a smart watch for health purposes

Parks Associates Announces Wearables Data before Mobile World Congress

Research firm Parks Associates announced today that 5% of U.S. broadband households use a smart watch with health and fitness tracking functions, while 8% use a digital pedometer or fitness/activity tracker. Tejas Mehta, Parks Associates’ research analyst covering the mobile and wearable markets, is attending Mobile World Congress next week in Barcelona to support the event and share the firm’s insights i ...read more

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

More than 40 Million Smartphone Owners Actively Use at least One Wellness or Fitness App

Firm recommends text-based health, weight management, and prescription authentication programs for mobile carriers to create new revenue streams

Newly released Parks Associates research in Mobile Carriers and Wireless Healthcare Opportunities reports more than 40 million smartphone owners are active users of at least one wellness or fitness app. About one in four heads of household in broadband households use a mobile app to track their fitness progress or calorie intake, an ...read more

Thursday, December 18, 2014

41% of U.S. home caregivers use a digital health device and 8% use online tools to coordinate caregiving

Connected devices, wearables, and digital health services a key focus at 2015 International CES

Parks Associates finds 41% of caregivers in U.S. broadband households currently use a digital health device as part of their caregiving routine, including 8% who use online tools to coordinate their efforts. The research firm's 360 View: Health Devices and Services for Connected Consumers 2014 analyzes multiple consumer surveys, including a 2Q 2014 survey of 10,000 U.S. broadband ...read more

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Parks Associates: Nearly 40% of U.S. broadband households have looked up health information online

Jennifer Kent of Parks Associates presents consumer engagement research at mHealth + Telehealth World

In the last 12 months, 38% of consumers in U.S. broadband households looked up health information online, and 27% used the website of their care provider or insurer, according to research from Parks Associates.

Jennifer Kent, Senior Analyst at Parks Associates, will discuss the implications of current consumer attitudes and behaviors in connected health during the sessio ...read more

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