"mHealth" articles

As connected devices gain more popularity in the home, companies are making moves to include the health of their consumers in their products. Heads of broadband households are beginning to see devices and services aimed towards taking care of themselves as they age, especially for when they reach retirement. With 60% of broadband households with a head 40 years or older, it’s critical for companies to provide services that make their older consumers feel better about living...
 
Guest post by   Thomas Rockmann, VP Connected Home, Deutsche Telekom   It is a fact that the global population is increasing, and the overall age weighting is changing. The world population is expected to hit 8.6 billion in 2030, 9.8 billion in 2050, and 11.2 billion in 2100. In parallel, the global populace is gradually aging, and nowhere more than in Western Europe. One in three UK babies born in 2013 is expected to reach 100 in the UK alone , and the elderly...
2017 brought some exciting developments in the telehealth space. 2016's 21st Century Cures Act has helped to streamline regulations around the adoption of digital health technologies, and in response the FDA has established a new digital health unit to focus on areas such as telemedicine, mobile apps, wearable devices, clinical algorithms (aka software-as-a-medical-device), and health information technology. As a result of its new focus on streamlining, the FDA has:...
Parks Associates recently published Smart Home, Caregiving, and Aging in Place , an analysis of existing and anticipated independent living needs among people age 50 and older. This was an exciting project to complete, given the significant demographic shifts that are currently occurring in the United States. The U.S. population is greying, which is a trend that will continue for decades, due in large part to the aging of the sizable Baby Boomer generation. The below chart...
Smart watch adoption is picking up in the United States. According to Parks Associates' most recent survey data, as of 2017 14% of U.S. broadband households own at least one smart watch. Consumer-reported purchase intention for smart watches has also more than doubled year-over-year, ahead of the holiday shopping season. 2017 is an important year for the U.S. smart watch market. Traditional fitness wearable brands Fitbit and Garmin have announced their first "true" smart...
Kari Hall , VP, Global Software Services at ResMed, recently spoke with Parks Associates about the future of healthcare. Kari was also a speaker at Parks Associates’ annual Connected Health Summit in San Diego, where she and speakers from 2bPrecise, Kaiser, Qualcomm, and UPMC Insurance Services spoke about the business opportunities available through precision medicine. ResMed changes lives with award-winning medical devices and cutting-edge cloud-based software applications...
Autumn Braswell , COO of Global Solutions and Marketing for LinQ at iQor, recently shared her perspective on the future of digital health markets. Autumn was a speaker at Parks Associates’ fourth-annual Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers , which took place August 29-31 in San Diego. iQor is a global provider of customer interaction and product support services. They partner with many of the world’s best-known brands to deliver aftermarket product and customer...
Although the use of on-demand virtual care technologies remains controversial, shifting perception has led care providers to implement or embed solutions into their current care practices. Parks Associates research shows that almost 40% of consumers are interested in communicating digitally with medical professionals via phone calls or online voice chat. As the consumer-focused transformation in healthcare broadens, more care will be delivered in non-acute settings, including in...

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