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Monday, July 04, 2016

What's Up, Doc? Tell Me Over My Smartphone, Please

In the US, one of the world’s most expensive markets for medical care, telemedicine providers estimate that savings can range from $200 to $700 per patient visit. For patients, prices start at $9.99 for a medical question posed to a doctor. Parks Associates, a market researcher, says 5.7m doctor-patient video consultations took place in the US in 2014 and that number was expected to reach 16m in 2015. 

From the article "What's Up, Doc? Tell Me Over My Smartphone, Please" by  ...read more

Friday, January 10, 2014

CES 2014: Digital healthcare opportunities for tech start-ups

The sick, the old and the stressed are the unlikely new target market for a growing corner of the technology industry, which is salivating over the opportunities offered by healthcare reform in the US.

Young companies such as Qardio are bubbling up everywhere, excited to work in an area previously neglected by the technology industry. But Harry Wang, an analyst at Parks Associates, said larger companies such as United Healthcare, a US health insurer, would be ready to “scoop ...read more

Sunday, January 05, 2014

CES welcomes arrival of other industries to tech sector carnival

The annual carnival of the consumer technology sector that starts this week is being taken over by other industries from healthcare to cars, showing how integral technology has become to products across the board.

Stuart Sikes, president of Parks Associates, a market research firm, said the show’s expansion into other industries showed few executives could now ignore the impact of technology.
“Consumer electronics used to mean TVs and computers but now it means watches, to ...read more

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

TV makers get smart to recapture centre stage

Harry Wang, director of mobile research at Parks Associates, says consumers began doing this spontaneously but consumer electronics companies have now seized on this behaviour as an opportunity to strengthen ties with the TV, with manufacturers “purposely pushing content to these second screens”.

From the article, "TV makers get smart to recapture centre stage" by Chris Nuttall

Sunday, September 04, 2011

TV apps tune into uniformity

Consumers now spend more than twice as much on subscription streaming services like Netflix movies over smart TVs and connected devices than more traditional rentals such as video on-demand, says Parks Associates research.

“The sands are shifting for manufacturers and content providers...this will create havoc with today’s well-understood TV revenue model,” said Tricia Parks, the firm’s chief executive.

From the article, "TV apps tune into uniformity" by Chris Nuttall

Sunday, September 04, 2011

TV apps tune into uniformity

“The sands are shifting for manufacturers and content providers?.?.?.?this will create havoc with today’s well-understood TV revenue model,” said Tricia Parks, the firm’s chief executive.

From the article, "TV apps tune into uniformity" by Chris Nuttall

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