According to Parks Associates estimates, about two-thirds of the American population is either overweight or obese. Additionally, 26 million Americans suffer from type I or type II diabetes, almost 14 million have severe chronic respiratory problems such as COPD, and 68 million have been diagnosed with hypertension.
The arrival of a new year brings even more encouraging expectations, this time from the ACT | The App Association. The group recently released its latest, and fourth annual, State of the App Economy report for 2016, and it projects big strides to come within just four years or less.
Looking back on 2015, one trend I've noticed is what a good fit digital health is for Millennials and Gen Xers. However, I haven't seen as much hype for use by Baby Boomers.
As anyone with a smartphone can attest, the ability to connect with someone quickly and easily makes text messaging one of the most used forms of communication today. So it's not surprising that such messaging services are proving useful in healthcare.
Anyone who has spent time in a hospital or emergency clinic setting knows that nurses are vital to successful patient interactions, data collection and healthcare assessments.