ABI Research Report: Nearly 100M Mobile Health Devices To Ship in Next Five Years

Nearly 100 million wearable health monitoring devices are expected to be sold over the next five years, according to a new ABI Research report, FierceMobileHealthcare reports (Mottl, FierceMobileHealthcare, 9/8).

Report Findings

According to the report, the growth in remote patient monitoring is driven by several factors, including:

  • Apple, Google and Samsung entering the mobile health market (Perna, Healthcare Informatics, 9/5);
  • An increasing ability to collect health care data through various devices and share that data with health care providers and payers; and
  • Consumers' growing interest in and awareness of how mobile health devices can improve patient care and bolster health-related activities.

ABI Principal Analyst Jonathan Collins said that data have "traditionally resided in silos belonging to specific applications delivered primarily by device vendors themselves." However, he said, "New cloud platforms capable of collecting data from a range of vendor devices and sharing it securely with a range of related parties, including patients, health care providers and payers, will drive adoption and bring more connected devices to market" (Fierce Mobile Healthcare, 9/8).

Source: iHealthBeat, Thursday, September 11, 2014

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