NEW YORK, Oct. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- An increasing emphasis on proving digital technologies can benefit health, accelerating innovation activity in Europe and Asia, record-breaking investment levels and other drivers are contributing to the digital health market's growing global strength and impact, the Q3 2017 edition of digihealth impact trac, a quarterly research initiative launched this month by the innovation consultancy Enspektos, LLC, reveals.
This research also indicates that innovators are focused on optimizing the use of mobile technologies in health, governments are making significant investments in digital health infrastructure and partnerships are becoming a core strategy for pharmaceutical firms, hospitals, technology companies and others seeking to build and commercialize digital solutions.
Other global trends identified by Enspektos via an examination of more than 570,000 social posts, news headlines and articles focused on digital and emerging technologies published online during Q3 2017 include:
- Chronic Conditions, Cancer Receiving Significant Innovation Attention: Entrepreneurs, hospitals, pharma and others are working to use mobile, wearables, Big Data and other technologies to improve the diagnosis and management of diabetes, cancer, age-related conditions, asthma and depression
- Virtual Reality is Rising in Health: Although the broader consumer virtual reality market has been slow to develop, early pilots and research suggest the technology has health benefits, especially in anxiety, PTSD, depression and other behavioral health conditions
- Regional Investors Stepping Up: While the U.S. still attracts the majority of digital health investment dollars, regional investors in Europe, India and other locations are becoming more assertive
"Currently, thousands of organizations, startups, government agencies, universities and others are testing, developing and commercializing digital solutions globally. But, the full impact of these activities is not captured in quarterly investment numbers," said Fard Johnmar, founder and president of Enspektos. "digihealth impact trac provides innovators, executives, analysts and others with quarterly metrics and trend data that will help them fully understand, assess and appreciate digital health's growing global reach and influence."
About This Research
Each quarterly digihealth impact trac report is developed using a four-phase analysis of 450,000 to 600,000-plus market and financial signals to provide a global snapshot of the digital health market's shape, scope and strength. This research is conducted using DigiHealth Informer, an intelligence and productivity platform developed by Enspektos.
Click here to access the Q3 2017 edition of digihealth impact trac, which features additional data, trends and analysis.
Enspektos, LLC (www.enspektos.com) is a globally respected innovation consultancy. For more than 10 years, the firm has helped entrepreneurs, executives, medical professionals and others understand, innovate and excel in digital health. This research is part of Enspektos' Digital Health Maven Project, which aims to develop a global cadre of individuals with the skills, knowledge and confidence to radically transform health.
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