Your Friday digital health forecast: $5.7 billion in 2015

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parks studyParks Associates’ latest brace of forecasts in their Delivering Quality Care to the Digital Home: 2010 Update tops 2010 out at $1.7 billion; with a projected CAGR (combined annual growth rate) of 27%. Mobile broadband will be the spur as vital signs monitoring will increasingly go over these high-speed lines. Noticeably, the revenue profile in 2015¬†adds fitness apps and programs, but aging-in-place services are nearly equal to chronic care. Harry Wang of Parks paints a generally rosy picture of better care, cost savings and a reimbursement system eventually changing, but warns that ‘healthcare reform’ could delay investment in new technologies. (Note to Harry–it did.) You’ll invest $3,200 in the report as well. US Digital Health Industry to triple in total revenues by 2015