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Tvotapka
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Re: Health apps and securing of personal information
Tvotapka   6/28/2011 1:12:39 PM
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I don't have the statistics handy, but if you look at the home health care scene in the U.S., you'll see a massive opportunity for growth. The aging patient base we've all acknowledged has spurred a significant volume of services and products among providers. Tracking the delivery of these services has been a priority for many organizations, agencies, hospice, etc. So as a result, you don't have to look far and wide to see the OEMs who are all over this.

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The Source   6/26/2011 1:05:47 PM
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Hi TaimoorZ,

I think that as OEMs consider which countries have the tougher regulations and which ones don’t they will be more inclined to manufacture medical devices in those countries that have the least level of government regulation and will established their manufacturing of medical devices in those countries as a way of getting their products to market faster. 

Thanks for reading my article and for sharing your thougths on this topic. 

Nicole

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The Source   6/26/2011 1:02:38 PM
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Hi KurtBS,  

The privacy and security of personal health information is a very significant factor that will have a great impact on the development and proliferation of health apps. 

Thanks for reading the article and for raising the issue of security, which is very important as more medical information moves from paper-based systems to digitized medical records.  

Nicole

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Helath apps and securing of personal information
KurtBS   6/25/2011 8:39:28 PM

Great and informative article as always Nicole.

The OEMs definitely need to pay attention to the lucrative market of health apps. Industrial nations, such as the United States, now have populations living longer and getting heavier. All of whom are looking for the convienient solution to whatever health issue that plagues them. I do think that any company that is serious about health apps, especially ones that transmit personal medical data, will have to ensure and prove that the consumer's information will not be comprimised by some piece of s@!t hacker.

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TaimoorZ   6/25/2011 9:17:35 AM
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I agree that when it comes to healthcare, the quality of everything related to it matters a lot. Same goes for these apps. If the users are relying on the information provided by these apps, the quality of these apps matter a lot. The problem here is that the healthcare rules differ from country to country and there is no such global standard for healthcare. There can be cases where the app might be safe to use in one region but not so safe in some other region. This can be a tricky case. Your thoughts on it, Nicole?

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The Source   6/24/2011 3:11:57 PM
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Hi anandvy,

When looking at health apps for mobile devices those OEMs that will benefit the most will be the ones that engage software developers to develop these apps for their devices.  Many developers have written their health apps for Apple’s iPhone and iPad, but Microsoft, Google and others see the potential and are increasingly engaging software developers to write health apps for their devices.  It will be interesting to see, five years from now, which mobile devices garner the most attention from software developers in the health apps space.  I still think it’s too early to say which OEM will benefit the most.

Thanks for reading my article and for sharing your thoughts.

Nicole

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Hospice_Houngbo   6/24/2011 1:49:18 PM
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Heath apps can bring a change to the healthcare industry and many of them are very cheap and affordable and they can be used both by patients and healthcare professionals. Please see this list of IPad healthcare apps that are said to be revolutionizing healthcare. 

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anandvy   6/23/2011 5:57:54 PM
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A recently published PricewaterhouseCooper study found that half of consumers surveyed said they would buy mobile technology to address their health needs.

Nicole,

  This is a healthy trend indeed. Just wondering which company will benefit the most ?


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The Source   6/23/2011 3:57:00 PM
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Hi Mario8a,

I agree with you regarding the blood pressure monitor, which I think is a medical device that has great potential.  I also hope the IT transformation in health care will improve the quality of care for patients as well as reduce costs. 

Once again, thanks for your response.

Nicole

 

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OEMs Vie for Sales Opportunities in Health Market
mario8a   6/23/2011 3:51:23 PM
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Hi Nicole

you're very welcome.

I think the blood pressure cuff will be a success

 

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