Hospitals are providing their nurses with enterprise-level smartphones and tools to replace outdated or unsecure technology in an effort to increase mHealth related usage, according to a new report by Spyglass Consulting.
What are Enterprise-Level Communications
Enterprise-level communications include smartphones and tools that allow nurses to:
Securely store patient records in an EMR
Securely transmit messages
Enterprise-level systems can also be integrated with various exchanges and devices responsible for monitoring patients and alert nurses to take prompt action if the vitals reach abnormal values [@HealthITplus]
Mobile health or mHealth is going to make a steep climb in 2014
Many recent reports have suggested that mHealth will be increasing rapidly and the technological developments surrounding mHealth is expected to be extremely broad and swift. Corroborating this trend is the presence of large number of health related gadgets, wearable techs, remote monitoring devices, presentations etc that were/ are being and will be showcased all major tech shows and events.
The mHealth sector has already seen significant growth over the past few years but 2014 will be a game changer.
Many analysts and reports are suggesting that 2014 will be the official start of what is being called the mHealth revolution. It will also transform the world of medicine and implementation of mobile devices in the healthcare industry. [@HealthITplus] Continue reading →
The global wireless market is growing at a huge pace and is currently valued at $23.8 billion. In coming years, the industry is expected to grow at a CAGR of 20.2%, mounting to create whopping $59.7 billion industry by 2018.
One of the main growth attributes include boost in applications in patient engagement, monitoring and diagnostics and a hefty government funding towards achieving this feat. The agenda is to reduce costs in order to combat increasing healthcare expenditure and ageing population. Other factors such as chronic disease management, population management, and technological advancements are also driving this rapid growth.
The rapid development in the field of wireless healthcare delivery by medical communities, increased mobile penetration, more robust connectivity and the need for patients to connect with providers in real-time are also major contributors towards the industry’s growth.