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Consumer Healthcare: Growing Importance of Patient Education and Communications Solutions

As the healthcare industry shifts to value-based care models, patient education and communication solutions increasingly have become an investment priority for care providers and payers. Consumers have many means, whether digital or analog, to acquire medical knowledge and personal health information, and they tend to reach out to their doctor when sick, or when they have complex health questions...

Consumer WiFi Use: No Letup in Sight

Consumers use lots of data on their mobile devices. While half of consumers use less than 7 GB per month, data consumption is heavily skewed toward the upper end, recent Parks Associates research indicates. Among U.S. broadband households, mean data consumption is roughly 20 GB per month, with 14 GB used on WiFi and 6 GB through 3G/4G/LTE networks.

The Technological Evolution of US Healthcare

The disease management industry, which focuses on reducing or delaying the use of expensive treatments or costly procedures, has passed its prime as a unique approach to controlling escalating costs attributed to chronic conditions ...

Nvidia Updates Shield Tablet, Shaves $100 Off Price

The Shield Tablet K1 is more than all that, however, according to Harry Wang, director of health and mobile product research atParks Associates "Nvidia's Shield Tablet reflects not only the chipset-maker's efforts to showcase its graphic processor expertise, but also its desir...

New Jawbone Fitness Trackers Stretch High and Low

Regardless of the platform, selling fitness trackers to consumers requires not only highlighting key technological features, "but also using carefully crafted marketing messages to motivate consumers, awaken their needs and deliver on promises," said Harry Wang, director of health and mobile product research at Parks Associates...

Microsoft May Have Launched a Band of Gold

"The fact that Microsoft released its Health app to competing OSes indicates it's more interested in its software and data success," Harry Wang, director of mobile and health research at Parks Associates, told TechNewsWorld "Forget the band, if Microsoft Health can be on milli...

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Tech Advances Will Give Aging Baby Boomers More Independence

The U.S. is facing a retirement wave. Seventy-six million Baby Boomers are beginning to hit the 65-year-old mark. By 2025, the number of people between 65 and 85 will account for 16.6 percent of the total population, compared with an estimated 12.5 percent in 2013, an increase of 18 million. In the U.S., the elderly prefer aging in their own home, but living at home has potential risks. ...

Medical Trials to Test Usefulness of Apple’s HealthKit

"Apple appears ready to transform healthcare, a complex and fragmented industry, [and] slowest to technology adoption," Harry Wang, a research director at Parks Associates, told TechNewsWorld The connected health market, based on Parks' narrow focus encompassing specific heal...

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The Perfect API Storm

Smartphones, tablets and other wireless devices have made it possible for consumers to access the Internet from almost anywhere in the world -- but apps are the tools that specifically drive usage, by offering an easy-to-use interface. As a result, consumers are getting accustomed to accessing the Internet using apps instead of a browser. ...

Apple Flexes Muscles in Health Field

"Apple appears ready to transform healthcare, a complex and fragmented industry -- slowest to technology adoption," Harry Wang, director of mobile and health research at Parks Associates, told TechNewsWorld While iPads and iPhones are commonly used in healthcare, Apple is far...

Nintendo Makes Health the New Name of the Game

Given the principles that Nintendo has laid out, including "a hardware-centric ecosystem, non-wearable, quality of life improvement, I would guess it will be another accessory linked to its new hardware system with the ability to measure people's health and wellness indicators in a very nonintrusive manner," Harry Wang, director for health and mobile product research with Parks Associates, told TechNewsWorld...

Facebook Reaches for Mobile Gaming’s Brass Ring

"Facebook is pursuing a platform strategy that maximizes/optimizes user engagement with its services, and gaming is a critical component of this experience-driven strategy," analyst Harry Wang of Parks Associates told the E-Commerce Times "Compared with Apple or Google, Facebo...

Microsoft Slips on Surface

"The recent Microsoft reorganization shows that the tech giant is clearly doubling down on its device and service business," said Harry Wang, director of research at Parks Associates. "Its moves signal that future competitive advantages in the consumer technology industry will come from a platform-centric approach that seamlessly integrates service, hardware and software to enable a good consumer experience...

Pandora Fights Fees with Terrestrial Acquisition

"This is a purely economic issue," Parks Associates analyst Harry Wang told the E-Commerce Times. "You have this top-line growth in terms of service. Pandora monetizes by advertising, and a small portion that comes from subscription. The business has been growing over the past few years." ...

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Coordinated Care Models in Digital Health

Coordinated care models emphasize the basic relationships between patients and doctors, focusing on the continuum of care. The models reward doctors for the outcome of care instead of pure volume ...

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Wanted in Healthcare: More Wireless Devices for In-Home Patients

The M2M (machine-to-machine communications) industry is undergoing a period of fundamental change and significant growth ...

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Bringing Healthcare Home From the Hospital

As the dust settles on the 2012 election, one conclusion remains as inevitable now as before: The healthcare industry is in line for major changes, especially over the next two years. Industry and consumer factors are pushing the transformation to a patient-centered approach in care delivery, which will open new opportunities in connected-home technologies...

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In Search of the Killer Fitness App Business Model

It is difficult to maintain a healthy lifestyle, and consumers, academics, companies, and the government are all aware of this fact. The Affordable Care Act carries many provisions to promote healthy behaviors, in many cases following initiatives already independently implemented by insurance companies. The difficulty is often implementing top-level policies that filter down successfully to the individual level.

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Mobile Data Usage Exploding, Monetization Asleep at the Wheel

Innovations in wireless technology have made mobile Internet capabilities common and popular features on numerous portable consumer devices, including laptops, smartphones, tablets, netbooks and e-book readers. ...

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Invasion of the Body Hackers? Wireless Medical Devices Susceptible to Attacks

"It seems to me that the hacking takes place at the transmission link level, in this case, either a WWAN connection, meaning a mobile network, or a WiFi LAN," Harry Wang, director, mobile and health research at Parks Associates, told TechNewsWorld It's easier to hack into a ne...

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