Category Archives: Health Care

What are the key trends in global mHealth industry and which of its segments will be the key growth drivers over the next 12 months?

  1. Monitoring services (up to 66% of the Global mHealth market share)
  • Remote Patient monitoring
      • (e.g. Obesity Management
      • Healthy Living
      • Pregnancy Tips
      • Elderly Care
      • Smoking De-addiction
      • Infectious Diseases
      • Reproductive Health
      • Child Health / Child Care…)
  • Video conferencing and online consultations
          • e.g. Telephone-based consultations
          • Video consultations
          • Text-based consultations…
  • Personal healthcare devices
  • Wireless access to patient records and prescriptions
  • Chronic disease managementIndependent ageing applications in developed markets 
  • Post acute care monitoring services
  • Monitoring of patients with metabolic conditions such as obesity and Diabetes (is expected to comprise about 40% of the chronic disease management Segment)
  • Monitoring patients with cardiovascular conditions such as hypertension, coronary artery disease and congestive heart failure (is expected to contribute about 45% to chronic disease management revenues in the US and about 80% in China).
  • Analysis of general health and wellness data gathered by mobile devices

 2. Diagnostic Services (up to 16% of the Global mHealth market share)

  • Interactive messages that help patients self-diagnose minor ailments
  • Medical call centres / help-lines manned by healthcare professionals
  • Telemedicine solutions that enable doctors to ‘see’ patients through wireless broadband
  • A majority of the revenues from Diagnosis services are expected to come from call-centre and mobile telemedicine solutions.              
  • The adoption of Diagnosis services is expected to support developing markets in bridging their healthcare access challenges.

 3. Treatment Services (up to 11% of the Global mHealth market share)

  • Emergency Response
  • Ambulance based Solutions
  • Treatment Compliance
  • Appointment Reminders
  • Use of mobile device to explain/demonstrate during office visits
  • Provide patients access to portions of their medical record
  • Drug adherence and other health-related communication

 4. Healthcare System strengthening Services (up to 7% of the Global mHealth market share)

  • Patient-centred care
  • Wellness (up to 3% of the Global mHealth market share)
  • Prevention (up to 1% of the Global mHealth market share)
      • e.g. Drug Abuse Prevention
  • Information Lookup and Decision Support
  • Health Surveys & Healthcare Surveillance
  • Healthcare Practitioner Support
  • Healthcare Administration& administrative communication

Mobile Health: A call to the doctor?

A new political battlefield

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Top Trends in Clinical Diagnostics

Clinical diagnostic tests used to assist in the diagnosis, monitoring and patient therapeutic treatment strategies for a variety of disease states is essential to healthcare delivery.  According to several leading opinion and industry sources, over 70% of all clinical decisions are based on a diagnostic test result.  Yet this critical healthcare component consumes less than 3% of the annual healthcare spend in the US.  The true value of this market remains largely unappreciated by several healthcare stakeholders. Continue reading

The Cost of Cures

With modern technology and science’s ever increasing knowledge, we have seen huge leaps in the development of the world’s medical care and health systems. However, the cure for cancer has always mystified scientists and has seemed like it would never leave the realms of science fiction. Until now, that is thanks to two Swedish researchers who could be round the corner from a revolution that could change our lives forever after engineering a virus that attacks cancer.[1] Continue reading

Doctors Lack Treatments to Confront Rising Depression Disorder Diagnoses

Atheneum studies in the past 2 years have marked a steady rise over the last decade in diagnosed Major Depression Disorder (MDD) and other related conditions throughout Central and Western Europe.  This trend is expected to continue at around 15% growth for at least the following 2 – 3 years. Practitioners and Psychiatrists across the European Union attest to the growing average number of patients seen per month (currently 81 – 83 according to Atheneum specialists surveyed) and are in critical need of new treatment options.  Whether there are more cases of MDD or just more awareness and diagnosis is not completely known; however, the request for pharmaceutical research and development firms is clear. Continue reading