wearables

How healthcare companies are getting creative to acquire data

Data is the black gold of the 21st century. This is perhaps no truer than in the healthcare industry, where data has the potential to help address some of the biggest challenges individuals face.

As in just about every industry, the companies that need data the most aren’t always the ones that collect it. In some cases, valuable data is generated and owned by third parties; in others, companies need tools and technologies offered by third parties to collect data that they have the potential to generate.

Are wearables failing? An early 2016 recap

Most people think wearables will be a big deal, but they’re not yet, and there’s the sneaky suspicion that we don’t quite understand their best use cases or ideal UX.

Here’s a roundup of some doom and gloom surrounding wearables in early 2016.

Prepare yourself for lots of pictures of hairy wrists…

Is the healthcare industry prepared for wearables?

Despite growing consumer adoption of wearable devices, one of the groups with the most to gain – the healthcare industry – is still largely ill-prepared to take advantage of the opportunity.

In an online survey we conducted in September in partnership with Ogilvy CommonHealth Worldwide and OgilvyRED, just 5% of respondents indicated that their organizations were “very prepared” to develop patient insight from emerging data sources like wearables.

What is the realistic future for wearables?

Wearables is a very tricky topic to discuss because hyperbole has skewed the conversation. 

Pronouncements about the future of technology might make agencies seem cool now, but they may end up with egg on their faces in 10 years when the picture is clearer.

What, realistically, is the near future for wearables?

Q&A: Ritesh Patel on the current transformation in healthcare marketing

Healthcare is undergoing a transformation unlike any it’s seen before. 

Driven by the perfect storm of technology, legislative changes and patient demands, the healthcare ecosystem of tomorrow will be vastly different from the one we know today.

To help understand the role marketing will play in this evolution of healthcare, I talked to Ritesh Patel the Chief Digital Officer of Ogilvy CommonHealth Worldwide.

The next 10 years in wearable technology

Any technology can theoretically be wearable right? 

As long as I have enough gaffer tape and a heavy-duty staple gun, I can pretty much fix any device to my body for a decent enough time, before it falls off or I pass out from the pain.