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mHealth for Baby Boomers and Seniors

  The number of senior citizens in the US is growing. In 2010, there were 40.3 million people aged 65 and above, about 13% of the overall population. By 2050, projections indicate the population over 65 would double at 88 million people, representing 20.9% of the population.In 2015 alone nearly 4 million new people will turn 65 and 10,000 baby boomers are turning 65 every day. At least 90 percent of those 65+ have one or more chronic […]

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Cloud Computing in Healthcare

  With so much attention being paid to meeting the requirements of the electronic health records (EHR) incentive program created by the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, provider organizations need to make a special effort not to lose sight of key opportunities for infrastructure improvement. New infrastructure technologies are available that can reduce costs, improve performance and accelerate efforts to achieve meaningful use. This is when the need of Cloud based services […]

privacy policy absent for many mHealth apps

Privacy Policies ‘Absent’ For Many mHealth Apps

  Apps designed for health and wellness often have privacy policies that are absent, opaque, or irrelevant. mHealth is growing in popularity to the point that half of consumers want apps and wearables to monitor every aspect of their lives. But while apps can be helpful, are their creators looking out for your best interests?

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59% increase in EHR buyers in 2015 [Report]

In a survey conducted by EHR Software Advice evaluation site to analyze and access the needs of medical practitioners, they surveyed medical practices looking for the right electronic health records (EHR) software. They analyzed a random selection of 385 interactions to uncover physicians’ most common pain points and reasons for purchasing new software. These findings will help guide the decisions of buyers in the market for an EHR solution. Key Findings: The number of buyers replacing existing EHR […]

mHealth Apps: Supporting a healthier future

mHealth Apps: Supporting a Healthier Future

    Mobile apps for smartphones are changing the way doctors and their patients approach medicine and health issues. With health apps poised to reshape the mHealth industry, Research Now takes a deeper look at insights from consumers and healthcare professionals in the U.S. The company Research now conducted a survey that looked at how mobile health applications and the mobile health industry is affecting patient care and physician workflow. Research Now polled a total of […]

Global mHealth market expected to grow at 33.5% during 2015-2020 [Report]

Global mHealth market expected to grow at 33.5% during 2015-2020 [Report]

  In a recent survey, Allied Market Research stated that the global mHealth market was valued at $10.5 billion in 2014 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 33.5% during 2015-2020.

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