Factors Influencing the Opportunities in Digital Health

 

90% of American adults have a cell phone and 58% have a smartphone[1]

Nearly three-quarters (72%) of respondents report being within five feet of their smartphones the majority of the time. 1 in 10 adults admit they’ve used their phone during sex[2]

75 percent of Americans admit to using phone while in bathroom[3]

Mobile payments doubled between 2012 and 2013 to $1 billion[4]

Study: Americans spend 162 minutes on their mobile device per day[5]

Mobile subscriptions worldwide:  2010, 5.4 billion; 2011, 6 billion; 2013, 6.8 billion[6]

In 2013, the adoption of computerized capabilities supporting seven Stage 2 Core objectives for meaningful use ranged from 39% (submitting electronic data to immunization registries or information systems) to 83% (recording patient demographics)[7]

More than $14.8 billion in Medicare EHR Incentive Program payments have been made between May 2011 and March 2014.[8]

More than $7.7 billion in Medicaid EHR Incentive Program payments have been made between January 2011 (when the first set of states launched their programs) and March 2014.[9]

More than 470,000 eligible professionals, eligible hospitals, and critical access hospitals are actively registered in the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs as of March 2014.[10]

In the US, health exchange enrollment reaches 7.5 million[11]

Global mobile healthcare market at $6.3 billion in 2013 and is expected to reach $20.7 billion by 2018, a compounded annual growth rate of more than 27 percent.[12]

500 million consumers and healthcare providers will use a mobile health app by 2015[13]

Every minute users send 204,000,000 messages; Facebook Users share 2,460,000 pieces of content; Amazon makes $83,000 in online sales.[14]

Of the world’s 4 billion mobile phones in use, 1.08 billion of them are smartphones and 3.05 billion of them are SMS enabled[15]

3/4 of the world’s mobile phones are SMS ready[16]

IT’S OFFICIAL: The Smartphone Market Is Now Bigger Than The PC Market[17]

Mobile computers are spreading faster than any other consumer technology in history [18]

Tablets Expected to Outsell PCs by 2015[19]

87% of U.S. adults use the internet[20]

72% of internet users say they looked online for health information within the past year[21]

31% of cell phone owners, and 52% of smartphone owners, have used their phone to look up health or medical information.[22]

One in five internet users have consulted online reviews and rankingsof health care service providers and treatments.[23]

60% of U.S. adults say they track their weight, diet, or exercise routine.[24]

2.3 Billion have mobile broadband subscriptions, 84% penetration in developed countries, reaching 32% global penetration by end of 2014; Africa is leading in growth [25]

1/2 of Mobile-cellular subscriptions are based in Asia-Pacific (3.6b)[26]

Internet user penetration has reached 40% globally, 78% in developed countries and 32%  in developing countries.[27]

1,147,594 active apps in Apple app store[28]

1,208,060 active apps in the Android Market [29]

 

 

Citations

 

[1] Pew Research Internet Project (2014) Mobile Technology Fact Sheet

[2] Jumio (2013) Americans Can’t Put Down Their Smartphones, Even During Sex

[3] CBS News (2012)  Survey: 75 percent of Americans admit to using phone while in bathroom

[4] Forbes (2014) Cash Is Trash: The Future of Mobile Payment

[5] GeekWire (2014) Study: Americans spend 162 minutes on their mobile device per day, mostly with apps

[6] MobiThinking (2014) Global mobile statistics 2014 Part A: Mobile subscribers; handset market share; mobile operators

[7] CDC.gov (2014) Use and Characteristics of Electronic Health Record Systems Among Office-based Physician Practices: United States, 2001–2013

[8] CMS.gov (2014) State Breakdown of Payments to Medicare and Medicaid Providers through March 31, 2014

[9] CMS.gov (2014) State Breakdown of Payments to Medicare and Medicaid Providers through March 31, 2014

[10] CMS.gov (2014) State Breakdown of Payments to Medicare and Medicaid Providers through March 31, 2014

[11] USA Today (2014) Health Exchange Enrollment Exceeds 7.5 million

[12] DHealthcare Daily (2014) Mobile Health Reaches Its Tipping Point

[13] DHealthcare Daily (2014) Mobile Health Reaches Its Tipping Point

[14] Domo (2014) Data Never Sleeps 2.0

[15] Digby.com (2014) Mobile Industry Stats

[16] Digby.com (2014) Mobile Industry Stats

[17] Business Insider (2011) IT’S OFFICIAL: The Smartphone Market Is Now Bigger Than The PC Market

[18] Firstbiz.com (2014) As smartphones outsell PCs, businesses need ‘build once, deploy everywhere’ mobile strategies

[19] Mashable.com (2014) Tablets Expected to Outsell PCs by 2015

[20] Pew Internet Project (2014) Health Fact Sheet

[21] Pew Internet Project (2014) Health Fact Sheet

[22] Pew Internet Project (2014) Health Fact Sheet

[23] Pew Internet Project (2014) Health Fact Sheet

[24] Pew Internet Project (2014) Health Fact Sheet

[25] International Telecommunications Union (2014) The World in 2014

[26] International Telecommunications Union (2014) The World in 2014

[27] International Telecommunications Union (2014) The World in 2014

[28] 148apps.biz (2014) Count of Active Applications in the App Store

[29] Appbrain.com (2014) Android Statistics: Number of Android Applications