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Monday, April 17, 2017

Parks Associates: 6 Consumer Trends In On-Demand Virtual Care To Watch

IoT research firm Parks Associates has released new connected health research overview of consumer trends in on-demand virtual care, including visiting physician services and remote care.

The report, 360 View Update: On-Demand Care: The Patient Wants to See You Now, examines the types of services consumers are most interested in, the demographics reporting the greatest interest in these services, and self-reported consumer satisfaction rates. The research also pays special a ...read more

Friday, April 22, 2016

HealthTap Launches Virtual Care Certification Program For Doctors

Virtual care is on the rise – more than 200 million people used virtual care services in 2015, and it is estimated that more than 50 percent of doctor visits could be converted to virtual appointments. Despite exponential growth in Virtual Care delivery, most medical schools, hospitals, clinics, and private practices still lack up-to-date training and certification programs on the best methods for delivering care remotely.

Parks Associates predict that video consultations wi ...read more

Friday, March 04, 2016

Parks Associates: 42% of Consumers Aged 24-34 Own A Connected Health Device

37% of consumers aged 18-24 own a connected health device, while 42% of consumers aged 24-34 own one, according to research from Parks Associates. Among consumers 65 and older, 31% own a connected health device. The report, 360 View Update: Shopping For Care: Insights from Consumers reveals connected health device ownership (including digital fitness trackers, networked weight scales, connected treadmills, and blood pressure meters) has risen from 24% to 33% of U.S. broadband ho ...read more

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Connected Health Business Models for Smart Home Platform Players

Adding connected health applications to a smart home platform opens up additional, complementary revenue opportunities. However, some of these paths will not result in a straight-forward replication of conventional revenue models. This is especially true for applications that touch a patient’s health and require collaboration with healthcare professionals. For others, the smart home industry needs to think “outside the box” to build channels and experiment with new revenue model ...read more

Monday, August 17, 2015

Report: Consumers Are Willing to Share Health Data for Insurance Discounts

Consumer willingness to share their personal health data in exchange for a health insurance discount varies by device used, ranging from 42% of digital pedometer owners to only 26% of those with a sleep-quality monitor, according to recent Digital health research from Parks Associates. Among smart watch owners, 35% are willing to share data from their device for a health insurance discount. Parks Associates report, Digitally Fit: Products and Services for Connected Consumers ass ...read more

Thursday, June 18, 2015

29% of Broadband Households Own A Connected Health Device

29% of U.S. broadband households own a connected health device and 12% of U.S. broadband households own multiple connected health devices, according to market research firm Parks Associates. The report, Digitally Fit: Products and Services for Connected Consumers examines the current adoption and usage of connected health devices with analysis of multiple nationwide surveys of U.S. broadband households. Global revenues from connected fitness trackers is also expected to increase ...read more

Friday, April 24, 2015

73% Of Consumers Would Not Switch to Apple Watch For Fitness Tracking

Market research firm Parks Associates also predicts that smart watch adoption will remain low since nearly 60 percent of U.S. broadband households already own some kind of personal health and wellness device, such as a digital weight scale or glucometer.

“In the case of smart watches, these devices are regularly marketed as companion or ‘tethered’ smart products. Companies need to rally consumer interest in smart watches by educating them on the unique experiences and benefi ...read more

Friday, April 17, 2015

60M Households Will Own at Least 1 Fitness Tracker by 2019

60 million U.S. households will own at least one connected fitness tracker by 2019, according to new report from recently released research from Parks Associates.

“Standards-based connectivity technologies such as Bluetooth/Bluetooth Smart have been key enablers for wearable mobile device platforms such as fitness trackers and smart watches,” Mehta said. “These new device platforms are leveraging Bluetooth connectivity to open up a range of applications and use cases ranging ...read more

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