What Is mHealth? [Infographic]

What is mHealth

mHealth allows mobile devices to monitor and collect health data more efficiently, allowing quicker and better treatment and increase prevention. The infographic explains in detail what mHealth does and how it improves the life of patients in the EU. [@HealthITplus]

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The Impact of Meaningful Use on the Mobile App Market [Infographic]

The Impact of Meaningful Use on the Mobile App Market

The mobile app market is expected to grow 500 percent by the end of 2014, primarily due to the government’s Meaningful Use incentive program. Continue reading

Global mHealth Market Expected To Reach USD 49 Billion by 2020; New Market Research Reports

According to a new market research report by Grand View Research Inc, the global mHealth (Mobile Health) market is expected to cross USD 49 billion (USD 49,119.2 million) by the year 2020. The most domineering – and currently the fastest growing – segment in the mHealth industry will be monitoring services, with market revenue of USD 1227.5 million in 2012. Monitoring services segment has been forecasted to grow an estimated CAGR of 49.7% from 2014 to 2020.

https://i2.wp.com/www.bizreport.com/images/shutterstock/2013/09/mhealth_134523692-thumb-380xauto-2362.jpgDue to the increase in per capita healthcare expenditures, medical services are unaffordable for a large percentage of the population. As a result, mHealth is expected to rapidly rise over the next six years. Smartphone penetration, steady and reliable internet connectivity, and uptake of 3G and 4G networks is also expected to fuel the increasing demand for telemedicine services.

Also see: mHealth To Experience Top Growth In Healthcare In 2014: Report

Other factors such as aging population and growing incidences of diseases linked to changing lifestyles have intensified the need for affordable and accessible healthcare. Concerns among users, regarding the safety and privacy of information, along with the need for secure infrastructure, are the key challenges for market participants. [@HealthITplus] Continue reading

ICD-10 Implementation: Half Of U.S. Healthcare Providers 25% Or Less Done, Study

According to a study conducted by Aloft Group, an international brand strategy and marketing execution firm, less than half of U.S. healthcare providers are 25 percent or even lesser done on their ICD-10 implementation process.

https://i1.wp.com/www.code-usa.com/files/Images/ICD-10_fish.jpgAlso see: ONC Released 2014 Edition EHR Certification’s Transparency Criteria

The survey included over 200 healthcare providers – 75 percent of which were community hospitals. The study also revealed that 35.4 percent of the providers were 25 percent done with the conversion, while 15.3 percent haven’t even started the process yet. A year ago in 2013, 40.8 percent of those surveyed said they were 25 percent done, and 33.8 percent hadn’t gotten started. [@HealthITplus] Continue reading

Interoperability a ‘Top Priority’ for 2014, Says Health IT Chief DeSalvo

National Coordinator for Health IT Karen DeSalvo said at the fourth annual Health Care Innovation Day on Thursday that interoperability will be the “top priority for 2014,” as far as the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT is concerned.

https://i0.wp.com/www.healthcareitnews.com/sites/default/files/companion_images/karen_desalvo_onc_1.jpgDuring the occasion, DeSalvo also pointed out five other ONC priorities in order to augment patient care experience, improve population health and reduce costs:

  • Increasing health IT adoption
  • Establishing standards to enable interoperability
  • Providing incentives to help facilitate interoperability
  • Ensuring the privacy and security of personal health information
  • Providing health IT governance and structure

“Interoperability will enable the promise of health information technology in the clinical interface for the health systems and the population and community at large to come to fruition,” DeSalvo stated. [@HealthITplus]

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The Current State Of mHealth Apps And Where It’s Heading Now

We witnessed a plethora of mobile health enabled devices and wearable technology during the mHealth13 conference. We also found out that the focus towards https://i0.wp.com/media3.policymic.com/MGY2MGI3ZDUzNSMvYjRtZHkwajhvTmhVc2VzdFdnbGdVTGk3T1gwPS84NDB4NTMwL3NtYXJ0L2ZpbHRlcnM6cXVhbGl0eSg3NSk6c3RyaXBfaWNjKDEpL2h0dHAlM0ElMkYlMkZzMy5hbWF6b25hd3MuY29tJTJGcG1idWNrZXQlMkZzaXRlJTJGYXJ0aWNsZXMlMkYzMTA1MCUyRm9yaWdpbmFsLmpwZw%3D%3D.jpgmobile health is gaining more traction amongst healthcare providers as well as consumers. But one study conducted by Medscape, a networking and informative website for healthcare professionals, shows that while there are plenty of mobile health apps available for consumers, the execution of the applications may still need to be improved upon.

Also see: Patient-Centered Care Biggest Agent Driving Mobile Adoption – Excerpts From mHealth Summit 2013

The study cracked down on the best and most usable mobile apps in the market. The study divided the apps into different categories such as diabetes, oncology, women’s health and prescription compliance. [@HealthITplus] Continue reading

The Intersection Of Healthcare And Mobile Technology Is Changing Everything

Technology has changed the way health institutes and professionals are providing care to patients. Boom in internet enabled devices – mainly smartphones and tablets – has triggered a new digital revolution in the healthcare industry called ‘mHealth’ or mobile health. Not only is mHealth changing the very fabric of the way healthcare is delivered, it is well on its way to becoming an integrated part of our life. Other budding mobile health related areas such as mFitness, wearable technologies are emerging as promising trends that are going to captivate the way healthcare is perceived.

Also see: mHealth Revolution, It’s Happening In 2014

Check out this infographic based on a research by IFC Interactive that depicts the intersection of healthcare and mobile technology. It’s more than an infographic. It also highlights the guiding principles for healthcare companies who need to engage consumers and members in a mobile context. [@HealthITplus] Continue reading

mHealth Revolution, It’s Happening In 2014

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Many recent reports have suggested that mHealth will be increasing rapidly and the technological developments surrounding mHealth is expected to be extremely broad and swift. Corroborating this trend is the presence of large number of health related gadgets, wearable techs, remote monitoring devices, presentations etc that were/ are being and will be showcased all major tech shows and events.

Also see: CES 2014 Dominated By mHealth Exhibitors

The mHealth sector has already seen significant growth over the past few years but 2014 will be a game changer.

Many analysts and reports are suggesting that 2014 will be the official start of what is being called the mHealth revolution. It will also transform the world of medicine and implementation of mobile devices in the healthcare industry. [@HealthITplus] Continue reading

CES 2014 Dominated By mHealth Exhibitors

Mobile health apps and technology garnered huge response at the Consumer Electronics Show 2014

https://i2.wp.com/mhealthwatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/mHealth-Raises-Blood-Pressure-at-CES-2014-300x218.jpgIt was clear right from the start of Consumer Electronics Show (CES) that there has been a considerable shift in the focus of technology trends, particularly in the areas of mobility. This shift has been there for quite some time but the CES 2014 took it to the next level of mainstreaming new growth markets such as mhealth, medical technology, and mobile health applications. Consumers showed great enthusiasm for wearable gadgets to be used for fitness and health monitoring, among other purposes. [@HealthITplus] Continue reading

Upcoming 2014 mHealth Events

There have been a lot of technological innovations and enhancements surrounding the mobile health (mHealth). Mobile health is considered the future of patient-centric care. One of the main factors contributing towards the growth of mobile health is consumerism. Today, consumers are becoming more tech savvy using their mobiles for a variety of stuff, every day. Smartphones and apps for healthcare are changing the way people are living and using apps to participate in healthcare.

mHealth Summit

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The e-patient movement is the next big thing in the healthcare industry. Consumers are using multiple devices such as smartphones, tablets, wearable and connected gadgets such as watches, sensors etc. and are seeking new ways to integrate digital health into their day-to-day activities. Mobile sensors are taking more place within the industry. InMedica predicts that the American telehealth market will grow by 600 percent between 2012 and 2017. This would represent an increase from the current 227,000 telehealth patients to reach up to 1.3m patients in 2017. They think this is mostly related to the reimbursement changes in the US. [@HealthITplus] Continue reading