mHealth Technologies Applications that Radically Change Chronic Disease Management


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mHealth Technologies Applications that Radically Change Chronic Disease Management

  1. 1. mHealth technologies: Applications can Radically Change Chronic Disease Management Mobile technologies hold great promise to transform healthcare organizations by bringing clinical workflow, patient vitals, and healthcare delivery to the point of care. Prasanna Vadhana Kannan, Industry Analyst Medical Devices and Imaging 12/6/2012© 2012 Frost & Sullivan. All rights reserved. This document contains highly confidential information and is the sole property ofFrost & Sullivan. No part of it may be circulated, quoted, copied or otherwise reproduced without the written approval of Frost & Sullivan.
  2. 2. Today’s Presenter Prasanna Vadhana Kannan, Industry Analyst Frost & Sullivan • 5+ years industry expertise in evaluating emerging technology developments and industry trends in the medical devices; diagnostic imaging; and biotechnology clusters. • Has an in-depth understanding of Technology Roadmap and Applications Landscape Analysis of medical devices & diagnostic imaging innovations • Received certification in Innovations Management and graduation in Industrial Biotechnology 2
  3. 3. Focus Points• Mobile health: Geared towards better healthcare management• Business Accelerators and Challenges• mHealth applications : Smart healthcare integration• Emerging Opportunities for mHealth application scenarios• Key Trends and Future Outlook 3
  4. 4. Poll Question According to you, what could be the most important issue holding out healthcare practices and clinicians from adopting smartphone-enabled management tools and medical apps?• Physicians having own perceptions around mHealth technology utilization and adoption• Concerns revolving around the costs of mHealth tools setup• Healthcare facilities taking reliability of patient health data delivered via mHealth platform as a concern 4
  5. 5. Why should we start thinking about mobile healthcaresolutions? Backgrounder on Mobile Healthcare Technologies Picture Credits: Multi-Tech Systems Inc. (Minneapolis)Why mobile healthcare solutions?• Myriad constraints are being experienced by healthcare systems of developing nations. These constraints include high population increase, high burden of disease incidence, limited healthcare workforce, low financial resources to support healthcare infrastructure and health information systems.• Recent rapid growth in mobile communications usage in developing countries to large segments of the healthcare work force is contributing towards reduction in healthcare costs.• The adoption of mobile healthcare technologies speedens up the process of delivering healthcare information and outcomes. More advanced mobile phone technologies are enabling the prospects for further healthcare delivery. 5
  6. 6. Mobile health: Geared towards better healthcare management Through usage of mobile phone or personal digital assistant(PDA) servers : • Patients have immense possibilities for adequate recordings of biomedical signals at home that includes: Glucose analysis, Respiratory parameters, Blood pressure measurements, and electrocardiogram(ECG) recordings. • The measuring equipment being mobile facilitates the biomedical recordings to be stored as a fragment of the electronic health record(EHR) in a database. • Many mobile medical devices are now connected to medical information technology networks and information technology(IT) networks are these days remotely accessible through the medical devices--This stands out as a desirable developmental trend. • The storage capacity, faster computing speeds, ease of use, and portability render mobile devices an optimal solution in terms of diagnosis and monitoring of chronic conditions. • With mobility being discussed as a prominent theme and a top takeaway from health IT conference (HIMSS12’), many vendors areBodyMedia FIT system on-body monitoring focused upon an iPhone or an iPad app. design and healthcare providerssystemPicture Source: BodyMedia Inc.(Pittsburgh, PA) are realizing the need to manage the ‘BYOD’ (bring your own device) trend in hospital settings. 6
  7. 7. Chronic Disease Management:Transitioning beyond just“Data” Knowledge Management: Monitoring of information: Management attributes include Monitoring attributes include time-based analysis, patient telehealth systems, tele- behavior change, clinical decision Measurement of Data monitoring units. support tools, predictive analysis, Measurement attributes used include blood closed loop ROI analysis. glucose meters, Holter Monitors, scales. Picture Credits: Complete Telehealth + Telecare solution, NumeraPicture Credits:WaveSense diabetes manager, AgaMatrixInc. 7
  8. 8. Business Accelerators Government influence in uptake of mHealth solutions is high Widespread Increased end user adoption acceptance of mHealth solutions by physicians Source: Frost & Sullivan. 8
  9. 9. Business Challenges Data security poses Lack of trained challenge healthcare-IT staff to support mHealth systems Competing health system priorities Source: Frost & Sullivan. 9
  10. 10. mHealth Applications: Smart Healthcare Integration Informational mobile health solutions----Sustainable Impact Penetration Rate---Mature Vitality GlowCaps; Great Call Medication Reminder Service; Vitaphone, Medicall phone consultation Source: VITALITY Inc. Cambridge, MA Mobile data collection tools for mapping incidences and disease surveillance--Moderate impact Penetration Rate---Mature Episurveyor; ChildCount+; mDHIL tool mHealth Expands to Mobile networks for management of long-term conditions—Huge Impact more than Penetration Rate---Emerging Source: DataDyne healthcare on AGNITY Healthcare; WellDoc Inc.; Numerex Corporation Mobile Phone mHealth apps. for well being and remote monitoring applications—Huge Impact Penetration Rate: Is Touted as Future of chronic disease management AgaMatrix Inc.; SHL telemedicine Limited; Asthma Signals Inc. Source: Numerex Corporation(Atlanta, GA) Mobile Remote Monitoring capabilities Picture Credits: Groupe Speciale Mobile Association(GSMA) London, UK 10
  11. 11. Emerging Opportunities for mHealth Application Scenarios • Hospital appointment booking • Surveillance and data- reference collection platforms • Open source software platform for • Disease surveillance projects patient management & diagnostic reporting outbreaks tools • Mobile device-based EHealth Healthcare • Mobile enhanced RFID-based records Public Anti-Ageing Dairy system tracking of drugs Health and Beauty Products Efficiency Research Treatments • Mobile broadband services network-based screening • Personalized • Mobile video fitness support consultations apps. • SMS-based data • Drug safety and Bakery healthy eating review and diagnosis Primary Wellness Products awareness mobile Diagnosis Animal Feed Informational and apps. of Medical tools Confection- • Mobile access to Conditions ary medical databases • Wireless devices as personal emergency response Long-Term systems(mPERS Self-management of diabetes, Emergency Processed Disease • Wireless fall prevention Beverages cardiovascular, and asthma Response Foods Management devices and geriatric support conditions Solutions • Mobile phone-based calendars for improved Source: Frost & Sullivan. medication adherence 11
  12. 12. Mobile Diabetes Management • The growing coverage of mobile networks and the increasing number of active subscribers emerges to be a major driving force for mHealth interventions and the plethora of applications continues to increase in diversity with new innovations. • Significant advancements in mobile phone technologies are enabling prospects for improved healthcare delivery, which in turn speedens up the process of delivering healthcare information and outcomes. • Automated real-time blood glucose recording and diabetes management through mobile phones and software networks is an active area of research these days. Clinical findings revealed till date pinpoint towards mobile diabetes management systems as the highest growth potential sector presently and for the next four years. • Amongst the most promising mobile diabetes intervention systems designed, Telcare Inc.’ cellular-enabled blood glucose meter; AgaMatrix Inc.’ WaveSense diabetes manager; and WellDoc Inc. Diabetes Management platform are noteworthy to mention. WellDoc Diabetes Manager system Picture Credits: WellDoc Inc. (Baltimore, Maryland) 12
  13. 13. Mobile Cardiac Management • MHealth (Mobile health) is an exciting area of opportunity for healthcare growth and will provide innovative solutions for stakeholders, both providers and patients alike, across the spectrum. • With complexity increasing in chronic disease management on a daily basis, solutions which can improve outpatient care are becoming vital components of healthcare delivery. Mobile cardiac management is one area in which newer product offerings can make a true difference in the strengthening efforts geared towards public health surveillance with respect to cardiac diseases incidence worldwide. • Mobile cardiac monitoring solutions involving wireless cardiac telemetry systems targeting arrhythmic events and mobile electrocardiogram recorders(ECGs) have been demonstrated to significantly improve patient outcomes as a result of changes in patient management. • Prominent players working towards bringing forward mobile cardiac monitoring tools as a valuable diagnostic tool ensuring patient safety includes: AliveCor Inc.’ mobile ECG; SHL Telemedicine’ Smartheart technology; Aventyn Inc.’ Vitalbeat patient monitoring system, to name a few… NUVANT cardiac telemetry system Picture Credits: Corventis. Inc. (San Jose, CA) 13
  14. 14. Mobile Asthma Management • Smartphone mobile applications that will allow people with asthma, their family, caregivers, and physicians to accurately and effortlessly manage their breathing distress symptoms is increasingly preferred. Mobile acoustic respiratory monitoring platforms that use mobile sensors and signal processing software to monitor changes in lung function and treatment response are sought-after platforms for ongoing asthma monitoring needs. • Wireless sensors attached to the inhalers, mobile applications, advanced analytics and feedback, all are observed to aid in achieving improved collection and interpretation of large amounts of patient data. • Key mobile asthma interventions that can remotely monitor asthma symptoms and improve adherence with controller medications are listed herewith: iSonea Limited’ AsthmaSense app. for smartphone users; Asthmapolis Inc.’ mobile sensor and mobile app. ; AsthmaWin’ digital mobile application for day-to-day management. Asthmapolis sensor Picture Credits: Asthmapolis Inc. (Palo Alto, California) 14
  15. 15. Poll Question Which of the following mHealth applications holds a bright potential for improved patient care?• Intelligent medication adherence support tools• Health and fitness-related smart phone apps• Sensors as peripherals for smartphones, which enable personalized disease monitoring 15
  16. 16. Key Trends and Future Outlook • Existing mHealth applications have shown that the combined use of a mobile network and connected device can greatly extend the reachability of healthcare platforms, and the potential for further development is huge. • The development of low-cost sensors as peripherals for smartphones is actively being pursued as it allows improved diagnosis outcomes to be achieved closer to the patient without the need for commuting to imaging center. • In the event of outbreaks of infectious diseases, mobile monitoring tools can enable patients to receive due medical assistance without the need to travel. • Within the next three to four years, remote diagnosis could begin to encompass prescription delivery on the basis of remote consultation. Scope to employ SMS- based review and authentication of prescriptions is promising. • Healthcare data collated from remote diagnosis can be combined with data interpreted from physician’ office consultation to augment epidemiological research findings.Mobile communications at the heart of hospital transformation Source: Frost & Sullivan analysis.Picture Credits: Livewire Limited(Cambridge, UK) 16
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  20. 20. For Additional InformationBritni Myers Prasanna Vadhana KannanCorporate Communications Industry AnalystHealthcare Medical Devices and Imaging(210) 477-8481 Technical (404) 697-2628 prasannavk@frost.comPramodh IshwarakrishnanResearch ManagerMedical Devices and ImagingTechnical 20