Healthcare Data Spotlight
More physicians trained on da Vinci From Intuitive Surgical (ISRG) Procedure Tracking Study, October 2013, ITG Market Research
Jan 30, 2014

- Academic hospitals report having 2.1 robots per facility, versus 1.6 for community hospitals, however the largest opportunity in procedure volume growth lies within the community hospitals.
- The key drivers behind the projected growth in procedure volume are facilities’ active marketing use of da Vinci to patients, and an increase in the number of physicians being trained on the da Vinci.

Accountable Care Initiatives Under the Microscope from HOSPITAL EXECUTIVES: Q4 2013 Wave, ITG Market Research

- Approximately 1/3 of US Hospital Executives report that their organization is currently participating in any Accountable Care initiatives; key metrics being evaluated are readmission rates, patient satisfaction, length of stay, and nosocomial infection rates.

Risk-Based Contracting is on the rise from HOSPITAL EXECUTIVES: Q3 2013 Wave, ITG Market Research
Dec 17, 2013

- Over 20% of US Hospital Executives report that their organizations are currently engaging in risk-based contracting, and 60% expect to engage within the next 12 months.

- Most Executives report that less than 5% of revenue currently comes from risk-based contracts, with most engaging with CMS in the Shared Savings and/or Bundled Payments models.

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Top Selling Phones for 2013
Apr 1, 2014

2013 was another Apple and Samsung year squeezing out most of the other OEM’s offerings in popularity. Adoption of larger screen sizes and lower initial price points drove demand.
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Manufacturer Model Type Screen Size
(in inches)
Units Sold
(in 000′s)
% of Total
2013 Sales
Apple iPhone 5 Smartphone iOS 4″ 14,036 11%
Apple iPhone 4s Smartphone iOS 3.5″ 9,980 8%
Samsung Galaxy S4 Smartphone – Android 5″ 9,098 7%
Apple iPhone 5s Smartphone iOS 4″ 8,731 7%
Apple iPhone 4 Smartphone iOS 3.5″ 8,649 7%
Samsung Galaxy S III Smartphone – Android 5″ 8,720 7%
Apple iPhone 5c Smartphone iOS 4″ 5,176 4%
Samsung Gusto 2 Feature Phone 2″ 1,981 2%
LG Motion 4G Smartphone – Android 3.5″ 1,655 1%
HTC One Smartphone – Android 4.7″ 1,380 1%
Grand Total 130,292
Mobile Handset Sales
Apr 1, 2014

With the exception of Apple, Nokia and Blackberry, all other OEM’s were Android Producers. Apple and it’s iPhones led in overall sales followed by Samsung which sells more models in more channels than all the rest of the OEM’s.
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Mobile Handset Sales - December 2014 US Sales by OEM
Source: ITG Monthly Mobile Handset Report – Jan. 2014

Smartphone Operating Systems
Apr 1, 2014

The Android Platform continued its dominant position as the leading smartphone Platform. Following was Apple, then Windows Phone which doubled its share in 2013.
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Smartphone Operating Systems - Trended US Sales Share
Source: ITG Monthly Mobile Handset Report – Jan. 2014

US Share of Handsets Sold
Apr 1, 2014

In 2013 AT&T took a share point away from Verizon to lead in the sales of Mobile Handsets for the year. And T-Mobile did the same with Sprint by gaining two share points while Sprint slipped two points. A share point in the US for 2013 was 1.3M handsets.
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US Share of Handsets Sold - Shift to T-Mobile USA
Source: ITG Monthly Mobile Handset Report – Jan. 2014

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Exact Sciences wins FDA approval and more for next-gen colon cancer test
Aug 19, 2014

Exact Sciences ($EXAS) gained FDA premarket approval for its new, cutting-edge colorectal cancer screening test. It is also well ahead in the insurance reimbursement battle. The Wisconsin molecular diagnostics company already has a coverage recommendation from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), thanks to its participation in a joint pilot program involving both agencies dubbed "parallel review."

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