mHealth Intelligence

Friday, September 29, 2017

mHealth Looks to Solve the Diabetes Care Management Conundrum

Earlier this year, a report from digital health analyst Parks Associates found that 27 percent of people with a chronic condition want a mobile health device that tracks their health, but a significant percentage of those now using such devices say they’re too complicated or don’t work well.

"Nearly one-half of type I diabetics and one-third of type II diabetics are interested in health monitoring devices such as glucometers, but a steep learning curve and difficult or count ...read more

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

mHealth Still Missing the Comfort Zone for Chronic Care Patients

A report from digital health analyst Parks Associates indicates 27 percent of those surveyed with a chronic condition want a mobile health device that tracks their condition – yet significant numbers also report that the devices they now have are too complicated to use or don’t work properly.

"Nearly one-half of type I diabetics and one-third of type II diabetics are interested in health monitoring devices such as glucometers, but a steep learning curve and difficult or coun ...read more

Friday, January 13, 2017

WA State Payer Picks mHealth Application for Depression Care

A recent survey by Parks Associates showed that 55 percent with at least one chronic condition do not speak with their primary care provider about it more often than once every three months.

Mobile health apps have become a promising resource for managing mental health issues, offering self-guidance and personalized engagement for at-risk patients who may not have frequent enough contact with their providers.

From the article "WA State Payer Picks mHealth Application for ...read more

Friday, August 05, 2016

Can mHealth Make Chronic Care Patients Care About Their Health?

According to the Parks Associates survey, 55 percent of Americans with at least one chronic condition aren’t speaking with their primary care physician any more than once every three months. What’s worse, 11 percent don’t even have a PCP.

Harry Wang, Parks Associates’ senior research director, says healthcare providers now have access to the data they need to craft a good care plan, but they haven’t yet figured out how to make their patients care about that plan.

From th ...read more

Friday, July 01, 2016

mHealth Study: Caregivers Want Medication Management Help

A study by Parks Associates finds that 11 percent of today’s caregivers are using mHealth tools that feature medication lists and reminders. However, that same study found that 27 percent of caregivers are interested in using those tools – as are 41 percent of Americans who expect to care for a loved one in the future.

"More than 115 million Americans will require caregiving assistance by 2020, and their caregivers will include both medical professionals and family members," ...read more

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

41% of Consumers Stress over Smartphone Mobile Health Security

Mobile health security remains a top concern not only among hospitals, clinics, and other medical facilities but also among the everyday consumer. For example, people who utilize fitness tracking devices, mHealth apps on smartphones, or other connected medical devices could potentially be at risk of privacy and security data breaches.

As such, hospitals, wearable device vendors, and other healthcare systems will need to incorporate strong mobile health security protocols acr ...read more

Friday, August 21, 2015

Physician Telemedicine Services Could Grow with New Policies

Physician telemedicine services are continuing to grow in use across the healthcare industry, as doctors are using the technologies to communicate with specialists and consults from other facilities as well as tracking their patients’ health through videoconferencing and remote monitoring tools.

The number of patients and caregivers using video consultations and other physician telemedicine services is going to grow significantly throughout the next several years, the Journa ...read more

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