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08 Oct 2014  |  North America
Vital Signs - Cardiovascular Imaging and Informatics - 2014 European Society of Cardiology Congress Highlights
2014 ESC Conference Review
As with every cardiology tradeshow today, the show floor of the 2014 European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress in Barcelona (Aug. 30-Sept. 3) reserved quite a significant presence for medical imaging. This comes as no surprise, since imaging and informatics continues to reaffirm their role as an important driving force for advancing several are...
03 Oct 2014  |  Europe
As the smartphone market matures in developed countries, the two most important companies recently outlined their growth strategies. Apple is targeting the high-end smartphone with larger screens and the wearable category with Apple Watch.
03 Oct 2014  |  North America
Electronic cigarettes and vaping products have taken the tobacco industry by storm. Multiple public reports have e-cigarettes surpassing traditional tobacco sales within the next six to ten years if growth rates continue to climb. Due to the lack of Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulation, e-cigarette year-over-year growth declined from 2010-...
03 Oct 2014  |  Global
This issue of Vital Signs, released on October 3, 2014, discusses Merck KGaAs acquisition of Sigma-Aldrich, highlights from the 2014 AACC Meeting, Abbotts CE Mark for FreeStyle® Libre, laboratory developed test (LDT) regulations, and the sale of Fortis Healthcares Singapore subsidiary, RadLink-Asia Pte Ltd, and its arm, RadLink Singapore.
23 Sep 2014  |  North America
The wearables market is currently a center of hype and interest across the varied landscape of consumers, vendors, providers, payers, and other stakeholders interested in the broader digital health market. Companies are trying to better understand consumer habits, exploring device monetization outside of the early adopting fitness crowd, increasing...
03 Sep 2014  |  Global
This issue of Vital Signs, released on September 3, 2014, discusses Thermo Fisher Scientifics divestment of laboratory equipment company Cole-Parmer to GTCR, the increasing use of large animal biotechnology in human health applications, the collaboration of Life Technologies and RainTree Oncology Services, the agreement between Ventana and Quintile...
15 Aug 2014  |  North America
Centricity Live 2014 - Connecting Productivity to Care: Highlights from the GE Healthcare IT Annual User Conference
GE Healthcare IT provides clinical and financial IT solutions for hospitals and physicians. GE's health IT products are sold under the Centricity brand and consists of imaging IT solutions, electronic medical records, and financial and operations management solutions. Frost & Sullivan attended the annual GE Centricity LIVE User Conference recently ...
08 Aug 2014  |  North America
The Emerging Market for Price Transparency in Medical Services: Can Price Transparency be the New Core of Consumer Health Engagement
Market development around transparency in the cost of billable outpatient medical services is heating up in 2014, with the Health Care Cost Institute recently announcing a voluntary agreement with the three largest insurers in the US to publish standard charge rates across most CPT assigned services. Price transparency provides the benchmark by w...
04 Aug 2014  |  Global
This issue of Vital Signs, released on August 5, 2014, discusses the Senators plead to the FDA for the quick action regarding draft guidance on laboratory developed tests (LDTs), Synthetic Biologys Series A funding round, Roches investment in Stratos Genomics, and Indias cap on drug prices.
28 Jul 2014  |  North America
Frost & Sullivan's Overview of American Telemedicine Association Annual Meeting 2014 - Get Ready for Coming Telehealth Tsunami
The American Telemedicine Association (ATA) held its annual meeting and tradeshow in Baltimore this past May. The meeting is billed as the worlds largest telemedicine, mHealth, and telehealth meeting and tradeshow. The event is certainly an important venue for trendspotting all thats new and notable in this important and growing industry. Frost...