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

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An Apple (iWatch) A Day Keeps The Doctors Away

Just when you thought Apple was working on a bigger iPad and iPhone, its top executives met with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to discuss on “mobile medical applications.” The story was also covered last week in the Friday edition of the New York Times. Much of the speculations are around developing applications for the iWatch, which is expected to be launched by end of this year.

Also see: The Current State Of mHealth Apps And Where It’s Heading Now

https://i0.wp.com/resources1.news.com.au/images/2011/10/05/1226158/729949-apple.jpgThe meeting included top of the line executives from Apple including Senior Vice President of Operations Jeff Williams, Vice President of Software Technology Bud Tribble and Michael O’Reilly (who recently joined Apple from the medical monitoring company Masimo). From thr FDA’s panel, Jeff Shuren, director of the FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health, and Bakul Patel, who helped draft the FDA’s guidance on mobile medical applications, had attended the meeting, reports Times. [@HealthITplus] Continue reading

Enterprise Mobility And IT Consumerization: Strategy For Mobile Success

Employees are getting more tech-savvy, especially in terms of mobile devices. But this doesn’t mean that IT managers should underrate the need for a software implementation that fulfills the needs of the organization, and not just a cheap rip-off.  [twitter.com/HealthITplus]

Corporations are witnessing the Consumerization of IT“. A business manager buys access to cloud just because the IT department is too slow to wait for and he urgently needs to store common documents for his staff to access. So, that means unless the in-house team can respond quickly to requests, employees are going to find their own solutions outside regular norms in order to keep work up.

One of the primary effects of the consumer mobile and Internet explosion is that corporate users know that software can be easy to use, intuitive and accessible. They are also aware that their company’s software and IT support can be difficult and time-taking at times. And with more and more technology opening up for consumers, employees know it doesn’t have to be like this. Continue reading

How Could mHealth Improve Healthcare in Developing Countries [Infographic]

According to a recent survey by mHealth Alliance, the doctor to patient ratio is 1:250,000 in developing countries. But it’s also interesting to know that the same countries account for more than 80% of the 5 billion mobile subscribers worldwide.

If a person has a mobile phone, it means he has access to information. Access to mobile phone can mean better access to health information and improved well-being in these countries. One example of how mobile phones are making an impact in promoting health is with the Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action partnership that “has developed free, adaptable messages informed by experts in maternal, newborn and child health” that are being used and downloaded by 161 organizations in 54 nations around the world. [twitter.com/HealthITplus] Continue reading

mHealth or Mobile Healthcare is the Future (Cool Infographic)

A new infographic highlights the various provision associated with use of mobile technology in healthcare. The infographic stresses that if mHealth is the future, the future is now.

The infographic focuses on the various aspects of mHealth industry such as mHealth apps, mHealth user statistics, user behavior etc. In addition, it also clearly covers the simplest mHealth topics such as mHealth definition, its implications etc.

The infographic also provides plenty of facts and figures about mHealth, such as total mobile health market revenue will reach US$26bn by 2017, and by that same year, half of smartphone owners will have downloaded mobile health apps. Continue reading