The Impact of Meaningful Use on the Mobile App Market [Infographic]

The Impact of Meaningful Use on the Mobile App Market

The mobile app market is expected to grow 500 percent by the end of 2014, primarily due to the government’s Meaningful Use incentive program. Continue reading

CES 2014 Dominated By mHealth Exhibitors

Mobile health apps and technology garnered huge response at the Consumer Electronics Show 2014

https://i2.wp.com/mhealthwatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/mHealth-Raises-Blood-Pressure-at-CES-2014-300x218.jpgIt was clear right from the start of Consumer Electronics Show (CES) that there has been a considerable shift in the focus of technology trends, particularly in the areas of mobility. This shift has been there for quite some time but the CES 2014 took it to the next level of mainstreaming new growth markets such as mhealth, medical technology, and mobile health applications. Consumers showed great enthusiasm for wearable gadgets to be used for fitness and health monitoring, among other purposes. [@HealthITplus] Continue reading

Patient-Centered Care Biggest Agent Driving Mobile Adoption – Excerpts From mHealth Summit 2013

According to an expert panel consisting of senior executives from top healthcare organizations at the mHealth Summit 2013 in Washington D.C., mobile technology may very well be the future of patient-centric care. However, there is a strong need for better evidences to take it to the next level of adoption and implementation.

Cleveland Clinic Chief Medical Information Officer David Levin said, “We imagine things that will actually change people’s behavior, but we’re often wrong. Harping that health IT is not usually designed with the patient in mind. “Good design takes into account human factors and what motivates people and [what integrates] into and IT ecosystem,” he said.

Consumerism is adding to success of mHealth so far and it’s going to significantly change the way people live. mHealth patients won’t accept not getting their health data and not using mobile health apps to keep track of and participate in their own healthcare. [twitter.com/HealthITplus] Continue reading

Are Consumers Ready to Take on Complete mHealth Solutions?

From apps supported wearable fitness trackers to sleep and heart monitoring apps. You name it; the mHealth market is filled with mobile health solutions for people who are looking for it to improve their health and well-being.

http://venturebeat.files.wordpress.com/2013/08/mobile-health.jpg?w=558&h=9999&crop=0But sometimes too much variety and bundling cause widespread frustration as to which applications are good and which not. Lack of interoperability makes it worse for both providers and consumers to adapt to mHealth solutions.
Consumers are annoyed that despite mHealth gaining so much popularity, there aren’t solutions that provide a complete mobile platform that shares consumer data. People want products to be capable of monitoring conditions, finding problems, recommending actions, and solving problems from sunrise to sunset. Continue reading