"mHealth" articles

Both seniors and caregivers are reactive purchasers of senior assistive technology, including PERS devices. The search for a solution typically begins only after an emergency occurs or when a senior is suddenly living alone after the death of a spouse. Fear-based marketing often plays into these scenarios, portraying a helpless senior unable to contact a loved one after falling. Though the original “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up!” commercial aired 30 years ago, the phrase remains...
As of April 2021, 66% of US broadband households are familiar with telehealth services compared to 50% in May of 2020. The use of telehealth services has more than quadrupled, increasing from 15% in 2019 to 64% in 2021. A confluence of factors is driving the expansion of healthcare into the home. 1. Reimbursement changes: Over the past two years, CMS has made substantial changes to support virtual care reimbursement, including expanded reimbursement of telephonic evaluation and...
Investments have flowed into the digital health sector in the past 18 months as companies have rolled out new telehealth solutions and developed new solutions for a healthcare market grappling with restrictions related to COVID-19.  During Parks Associates 8 th annual Connected Health Summit session, Driving Innovation: New Investments and the Future of Healthcare , Parks Associates was joined by healthcare innovators and investors representing Bluetooth Special Interest...
Last week, Parks Associates hosted its Connected Health Summit  series, with virtual sessions highlighting new consumer health data and industry insights examining connected solutions in the digital health markets.  During the session, Virtual Health and Remote Monitoring , Jennifer Kent, VP Research, Parks Associates, was joined by industry executives to discuss the incredible growth in demand for telehealth services and connected health devices, and how that changes...
The first track of the Connected Health Summit on January 27 addressed the role of connected health devices in expanding the future of healthcare. Mark Francis, Chief Digital Health Integration Officer at Electronic Caregiver , was the E xecutive Q&A speaker at the summit. After the event, he followed up with Parks Associates to expand on a couple audience questions: Q: You're looking at a cost savings ROI-based argument that was already there, but just resisted in the...
 
by Parks Associates | Jan. 28, 2021
Tags: digital health, mHealth, smart home
The COVID-19 pandemic has turned the healthcare ecosystem on its head. Care providers and health systems have leaned on technology to provide much needed care to patients at home, through telehealth consultations and remote patient monitoring programs. Similarly, public health officials look to technology to help slow the spread of the virus itself, through smartphone-based contact tracing and proactive wellness monitoring, or televigilance.   Register...
On August 5th, telehealth pioneer Teladoc announced that it would be acquiring/merging with leader in diabetes management Livongo in a stock swap arrangement valued at $18.5B. This deal highlights how the telehealth - and overall medical landscape - has changed in 2020 as a result of COVID-19. Teladoc and Livongo Key Facts (source: Teladoc) Parks Associates has followed the connected health market for over a decade, watching its slow growth and acceptance in the...
Prior to Parks Associates’ sixth-annual Connected Health Summit: Independent Living and Wellness ,  Deborah Merkin , Director of CEO, GiftCard Partners, Inc. , shared her thoughts on the connected health market with the firm's analyst team. Deborah will participate on the Employee Wellness Programs and Consumer Engagement panel on Wednesday, August 28, at 4:45 PM. Panelists who will join her on this session include: Alexandra Frith, Lifestyle...

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