IEEE activities in eHealth intended to expand interoperability, grow industry ecosystem and support new life-saving capabilities. Announcing a new standard and two new standards development projects designed to support plug-and-play, interoperable communications across eHealth devices.Read More
Digital Health & Telemedicine
The 3rd annual mHealth Summit Life Sciences Roundtable is a cross-stakeholder forum dedicated to an open exchange of insights for advancing outcomes-driven mobile and connected health strategies and reducing barriers to adoption.
By Kerri Knippenberg – Digital health has seen huge growth in 2015 for B2C markets. We have all seen the growth of telemedicine, but that is not the only digital health market to have greatly expanded. Genetic services, mobile health tracking and online physician reviews have all seen growth in the past year.
The number of mobile health applications available to consumers now surpasses 165,000, as developers incorporate innovative data collection features linked to sensors and wearables, according to a new report released by the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics.
By Kerri Knippenberg – The Internet of Things (IoT) – an extension of Big Data – is estimated to become a $117 billion industry by 2020. It began with computers, then cellphones, and now has moved to watches that can monitor our active calories burned during spin class.
By Angela Hunsberger – Over the past decade rapid changes in healthcare technology have caused a whirlwind of medical software adoption, and, in some cases, an overconsumption of ancillary products. Medical practices have implemented EHRs, patient portals, and secure messaging to participate in programs such as Meaningful Use and Patient Centered Medical Home certification.
Telehealth represents the next frontier in medical care, and it’s something healthcare providers are already feeling the pressure from their digitally connected patients to provide. How much pressure? According to Logicalis Healthcare Solutions, the healthcare-focused arm of Logicalis US, an international IT solutions and managed services provider, that depends on the generation of patient being served.
By Connie Chitwood-Vu – Many Americans fail to realize that diabetes is the seventh deadliest disease with 29.1 million Americans currently living with this condition. Despite the severity of diabetes, the general population has a striking knowledge gap when it comes to understanding the causes, impacts, costs and treatment options for this all-to-common disease.
By Eric Venn-Watson MD – The Goldman Sachs report I mentioned in the first part of this series mentions that remote patient monitoring (RPM) enables healthcare providers to better manage high risk patients, potentially decreasing healthcare spending through better chronic disease management.