Where is wearable health tech taking healthcare?

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Fitness trackers, wearable heart rate monitors are trendy, but are they medically sound? Wearable health tech is used in everyday life either for fitness tracking, monitoring glucose or heart rates and even to potentially diagnose various diseases. The health technology market is fast-growing and wearables, while being trendy, have made their way into medicine with their useful applications. Fitness trackers are popular with consumers and have become ubiquitous among today’s consumers Although fitness trackers such as Fitbit and smart watches like the Apple Watch or Samsung Gear are the most…

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New research shows mobile health adoption is high in Hispanic communities

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A new PwC study has shown that this ethnic group contains a large number of pioneers in this form of care. The Health Research Institute (HRI) at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has now released the results of a recent study in which it determined that when it comes to mobile health adoption, the Hispanic community is highly involved. In fact, there are more people using mhealth in that ethnic group than in most others. The Hispanic community appears to be leading the way in mobile health, which is an area in which…

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Patient mhealth adoption relies on doctor recommendations

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Recent research has shown that physicians may be the key driving force behind this technology. It may feel as though mhealth technology is getting off to a pretty good start on its own, but when it comes to the recommendations – or even discussions – of mobile and wearable tech by doctors, a recent study has shown that only 15 percent of physicians are actually talking about it as a tool to help to improve overall or specific wellness. This could be holding back the adoption of mobile health technologies…

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European market for mobile health led by Denmark

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The mhealth marketplace is growing all over the world, but at the moment, some nations lead over others. A report that has recently been released by Research2Guidance has shown that the mobile health market is going to be continuing a considerable expansion and growth worldwide over the next several years. In fact, by 2019, the firm predicts that this marketplace will have reached a substantial $32 billion. While the United States has been an important leader in the adoption of mobile health, in Europe, Denmark has proven to be the…

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Mobile health tech drops readmission numbers at hospitals

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The results of a new study have shown that mhealth can help patients to adhere to their prescriptions and therapies. Recent research will have its details presented on May 7 at the 2015 Armada Specialty Pharmacy Summit, and will show that mobile health tools could help patients to be able to better stick to the use of the medications that they have been prescribed and the to the therapies that have been recommended for them. This means that mhealth tools could potentially help to correct one of the most vital…

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mHealth has the confidence of 96 percent of patients

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The vast majority of survey participants expressed that they feel that this technology will improve their lives. The results of a Research Now Group Inc. survey have now been released, and they have shown that nearly all patients are optimistic enough about mhealth that they feel that it will provide an improvement to their lives. The research involved the participation of 500 healthcare experts as well as 1,000 users of mobile health apps. What this study determined was that 46 percent of the medical professionals who responded to the survey…

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Mobile health apps are experiencing a sizeable increase in usage

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As the number of health and wellness applications rise, so is usage by doctors and patients. With every passing week, the number of mobile health apps that are available takes another spike, and as this happens, doctors are taking the opportunity to open their minds and arms to the trend and see how they can use these applications to enhance the care that they provide. A recent survey showed that over one in three physicians have recommended an mhealth app in the last year. The results of that survey were…

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The mhealth market will grow by 47.6 percent by 2020

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This, according to an analysis that has been published by Grand View Research on the global marketplace. Grand View Research has released a report that predicts that the global market value for mhealth will rise by a CAGR of 47.6 percent from where it was in 2014, to where it will be by the close of 2020. This would suggest that by that final year of the forecast, the mobile health industry will be worth $49.1 billion. The primary category within the mhealth market is expected to remain as monitoring…

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Mhealth apps recommended by 1 in 3 doctors

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A survey has shown that more than a third of physicians like mobile health applications for their patients. Manhattan Research has recently released the outcome of a survey that it conducted with the participation of 3000 doctors, and which showed that over one third of them have recommended the use of mhealth apps to their patients within the previous year. That said, many of those doctors made recommendations of specific applications that they preferred. The Manhattan Research vice president of research, Monique Levy, explained that about the same number of…

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Mhealth receives support from EU Commission

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The hope is that it will become very helpful part of the treatment of chronic diseases. In a considerable effort to slash health care costs, the E.U. Commission is now placing its support behind the use of eHealth and mHealth technologies and applications, particularly when it comes to their uses for the treatment of chronic illnesses. The European Commissioner for Health has now made a call for an improved use of technology in the sector. The Commissioner, Tonio Borg, is hoping to be able to promote an improved use of…

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Mhealth is enhancing doctor and patient interaction

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Through the use of mobile health technology, the collaboration is notably improving. Among the many determinations that were made at the most recent Mobile Healthcare Summit, the ability to use mhealth technology is giving patients and doctors an improved opportunity for interaction. This is helping to make healthcare more cooperative and could give patients a better opportunity for health. According to one of the participants in the summit, Dr. Kendall Ho, the eHealth strategy office director at the faculty of medicine at UBC, and who is also among those who…

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