Tag: Healthcare

  • How future wearables will be more health focused.

    How future wearables will be more health focused.

    It’s fair to say that wearables have now replaced all the fancy watches‚ and other accessories‚ which occupied wrists for a long while. The demand for wearables has skyrocketed so much that Apple sold more Apple Watches than the whole Swiss Watch Industry in 2017. Most personal wearables available today have some form of health features. These…

  • What impact will technology have on medical reports in the future?

    What impact will technology have on medical reports in the future?

    Despite living in an age of digital information‚ most countries around the world remain reliant upon physical paper documentation for medical reports. It is now possible to perform financial transactions without touching a single piece of paper in almost every country on the planet. Yet‚ those that are arguably the most important interactions between healthcare professionals remain…

  • How ResearchKit will empower Medical Researchers

    How ResearchKit will empower Medical Researchers

    Smartphones have become an indispensible part of modern life – a central hub with the ability to keep track of all users’ activities on a daily basis. Entertainment has moved almost exclusively onto mobile devices‚ with people spending more time on their mobile devices to consume music and movies than via their televisions and computers.…

  • Balancing data protection and availability of data in health apps

    Balancing data protection and availability of data in health apps

    Health apps have been one of the most sought-after categories on app stores for the past few years. In this time‚ apps have evolved from basic step-tracking systems‚ to become sophisticated ecosystems that interact with various features available on users’ devices and wearables. Major companies like Apple‚ Google and Microsoft have also invested in creating…

  • How digital health sector will shape itself in the coming decade?

    How digital health sector will shape itself in the coming decade?

    Technology pundits are anxious to know what future technology will look like? How would it make people’s lives easier? Would it be scalable? What systems and processes would be in place to achieve desired goals in the health sector? What regulatory mechanisms would be in place to facilitate or obstruct novel developments. In our latest blogpost‚…

  • Health Apps – Desire‚ Demand‚ Growth‚ and Barriers

    Health Apps – Desire‚ Demand‚ Growth‚ and Barriers

    As digital health technologies take over traditional mediums of cure and diagnosis‚ health care providers (HCPs) are seeking answers to several intriguing questions related to health apps. What do end users desire and demand from health apps? What technologies will assist in the growth of health apps? How important is personalization‚ and what barriers will health apps…

  • Health Apps – Quality Criteria‚ Regulatory Mechanisms and Promotion

    Health Apps – Quality Criteria‚ Regulatory Mechanisms and Promotion

    In a market flooded with apps‚ how do consumers distinguish between a good health app and a not-so-good one? How can health firms win the trust of consumers and make them aware that their apps are the best? The quality‚ content and function of these health apps varies considerably; not all of them are capable of rousing…

  • Technology interventions to improve healthcare

    Technology interventions to improve healthcare

    ADHD – or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder – is a neurodevelopmental condition characterised by a persistent pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity/impulsivity. The disorder‚ which presents itself predominantly in academic‚ occupational or social settings‚ can affect people of all ages but is most likely to impact the young. Indeed‚ recent statistics show one in five school…

  • What Microsoft can do to better its health offerings

    What Microsoft can do to better its health offerings

    Issues with current health apps In our previous segment on digital health‚ we outlined the plethora of apps available on both iOS and Google’s Android platform. As staggering as it sounds‚ the number is around 165‚000 and‚ with more and more people starting to focus on health and well-being‚ that’s only bound to increase. As output…

  • Health data from wearables – the anatomy’s stealth informers

    Health data from wearables – the anatomy’s stealth informers

    Recent studies show digital healthcare is growing at a rapid rate. In 2016‚ the sector was valued at US$100bn. By 2020‚ that figure expected to rise by 100%‚ driven by markets like wireless and mobile health‚ which complement ‘traditional’ medicine. The growth of the sector obviously endows it with a lot of power‚ however‚ ‘with…