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Friday, June 12, 2015

Time for a little telehealth trivia

5. Virtual visits will skyrocket to over 130 million by 2018. Recent research by Parks Associates focused on the growth of video for telemedicine visits. The research revealed that virtual visits have tripled - from 5.7 million in 2014 to over 16 million in 2015 - and will skyrocket to over 130 million by 2018.

From the article "Time for a little telehealth trivia" by Ranya Habash, MD.

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Smartwatches: Good for telling time, but not for collecting clinical data (yet)

"Healthcare is not enough to stand alone" on a smartwatch platform, says Harry Wang, director of mobile product and health research for Parks Associates. "It needs to be part of a platform that supports many other activities (to gain broad consumer acceptance) … and we're not there yet."

"I can see it for wellness and fitness, yes, but for healthcare? No."

The interest is there, and growing. According to Parks Associates, the number of connected digital trackers sold wor ...read more

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Care Innovations looks to improve home telehealth with Connect RCM

Mention a home-based telemonitoring solution, and the image that most often pops up is some obtrusive box that sits in the living room, sprouting more attachments than the Death Star and spewing out data like R2D2.

Intel-GE Care Innovations is aiming to change that with Connect RCM (Remote Care Management), a cloud-based application of the company's Care Innovations Guide platform that allows consumers and their caregivers to use their own mobile devices to communicate and c ...read more

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