The goal to improve the overall efficiency of healthcare systems has been key issue for countries across the globe. One of the most cost-effective ways to address the most challenging problems that persist in today’s healthcare systems is mobile technologies. mHealth is considered a viable solution that includes solutions to problems like exploding costs, providing care to seniors, access in impoverished areas, and the treatment of deadly disease.
mHealth is being used in various aspects of healthcare systems by countries across the globe. The figure below includes data from the World Health Organization on mHealth initiatives. [@HealthITplus] Continue reading →
Just when you thought Apple was working on a bigger iPad and iPhone, its top executives met with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to discuss on “mobile medical applications.” The story was also covered last week in the Friday edition of the New York Times. Much of the speculations are around developing applications for the iWatch, which is expected to be launched by end of this year.
The meeting included top of the line executives from Apple including Senior Vice President of Operations Jeff Williams, Vice President of Software Technology Bud Tribble and Michael O’Reilly (who recently joined Apple from the medical monitoring company Masimo). From thr FDA’s panel, Jeff Shuren, director of the FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health, and Bakul Patel, who helped draft the FDA’s guidance on mobile medical applications, had attended the meeting, reports Times. [@HealthITplus] Continue reading →
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.
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 →
Year end recap of the 20 most Insightful healthcare technology Infographics of 2012 highlighting the growing utilizations of infographics in healthcare.
2012 saw the rise of the healthcare technology industry utilizing infographic data visualizations to display complex information, improve reader retention (adult ADD is real), and increase engagement. As we close the year of 2012, here is a look back at some of the best healthcare technology infographics created this year.
1. Meaningful Use The Stats
Greenway Medical Infographic Provides A Visual Overview Of Meaningful Use EHR Incentive Program Payments, Registration, And Attestations. Continue reading →
[twitter.com/HealthITplus] A latest report by Reportstack indicated that the mHealth industry’s revenue is expected to top $9 billion globally by the end of 2014. Healthcare providers are seeking new ways to reach out and maximize their patient engagement levels while minimizing costs. Consumers are looking for solutions to stay connected with their providers and seamlessly communicate with them regarding their various health issues without even having to visit the hospital.
mHealth makes all this possible by providing access to healthcare information, improving distribution of routine and emergency health services and provide diagnostics and even remote patient monitoring solutions. It’s not only a leap forward for the mHealth industry but also a lucrative opportunity for network operators to provide enhanced connectivity services. Operators are eyeing to go beyond providing simple phone calls and internet services. In fact many operators have already started rolling out customized mHealth solutions and services to their customer bases. Continue reading →
The report – “mhealth Apps & Solutions–Global Trends & Forecast to 2018″ hasreported that seeing the current growth trend in mobile health industry, the mHealth Applications and solutions market will be worth $20.7 billion by 2018. The report analyzes and studies the major market drivers, restraints, and opportunities in North America, Europe, Asia, and Rest of the World.
The mHealth market comprises of areas like connected medical devices, mobile technology in healthcare and its related applications. The mHealth market is estimated to be at $6,336 million in 2013 and is poised to reach $20,683 million by 2018 at a CAGR of 26.7%. Continue reading →
Mobile Health (or mHealth) though being a part of healthcare is such a broad area in itself. Not only does it include almost every aspect of healthcare but it also has no restrictions in terms of geography, culture, or economy. The mHealth sector is steadily building capabilities to address today’s healthcare challenges. Let’s take a look at the 3 different communities of mHealth and their unique assets: Continue reading →
A recent whitepaper clearly highlights the connection between enhancing patient compliance with doctors through mHealth
The mHealth industry has seen significant growth in the past couple of years. Thanks to a booming Smartphone and mobile device market, mHealth continues to grow at a rapid pace. Amongst other developments in mHealth, remotely monitoring patient compliance with doctors’ orders has emerged as a significant focus area.
A recent report by Mobiquity stated, “Mobile technology has become a cost-effective and scalable driver of behaviour change in healthcare and other industries.” It goes on to note, “Sensors, mobile alerts and reminders, and cloud-based analytics can be utilized to track when and how often medications are taken and let patients know when they have missed a dosage.” The study note is reported to have estimated the US of $290 billion annually on healthcare costs when patients fail to take their prescribed medications. Continue reading →
Mobile technology has heavily impacted – in a good way – the medical practices and hospital workflow. But a more interesting thing to notice would be the change in nature of that use is shifting and there is an uptrend in the number of healthcare professionals who rely on mobile apps.
According to a research conducted by IT trade group CompTIA, healthcare providers are going beyond business functions when it comes to using their smartphone. They are diversifying their range of activities through smartphone to include medication and management related activities, remote access to EMRs and helping patients manage insurance claims etc. Continue reading →