Connected Health – sometimes referred to as Digital Health – is a potential game-changer for global healthcare.
Not only does it enable patients and consumers to be more actively engaged in their own health, it allows physicians to provide recommendations based on more than an occasional consultation. Already we can see a shift in the patient-provider relationship.
The first Ipsos International Survey on Connected Health – spanning the USA, UK and Japan and multiple stakeholder perspectives – offers a picture of the uptake and use of connected health technologies (see definition).
The inaugural survey also contains an in-depth focus on Type 2 Diabetes across the study markets, including a technology preference segmentation of patients in the USA and UK. Type 2 Diabetes was chosen for its high prevalence and likelihood to be influenced by digital and connected health in the future.
Since “connected health” is a relatively new concept, in order to ensure a basis for consistency of responses across countries, the following definition of “connected health” was shown to all respondents in all countries:
Some of the more well-known connected health devices (CHDs) and tools would include wearable technology devices which have tracking ability (such as Apple watch, Fitbit, wahoo tickr – heart rate monitor, etc.) or devices which have a connectivity ability (e.g. body monitoring equipment which links to a mobile app).
Mobile smartphone applications are another form of connected health (e.g. fitness tracking apps, health apps for counting calories, and other such apps); these monitor and provide information related to health conditions or concerns.
More recently, with advances in technology, we have seen the emergence of implantables, ingestibles, and various other devices using wireless chips, which are designed to improve healthcare.
(Images of examples of connected health devices and/or tools were shown alongside the definition.)
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