United States And China Are Heading The mHealth Revolution

http://www.brookings.edu/~/media/research/images/c/cf%20cj/china_mhealth001/china_mhealth001_16x9.jpgThe goal to improve the overall efficiency of healthcare systems has been key issue for countries across the globe. One of the most cost-effective ways to address the most challenging problems that persist in today’s healthcare  systems is mobile technologies. mHealth is considered a viable solution that includes solutions to problems like exploding costs, providing care to seniors, access in impoverished areas, and the treatment of deadly disease.

mHealth is being used in various aspects of healthcare systems by countries across the globe. The figure below includes data from the World Health Organization on mHealth initiatives. [@HealthITplus] Continue reading

The Intersection Of Healthcare And Mobile Technology Is Changing Everything

Technology has changed the way health institutes and professionals are providing care to patients. Boom in internet enabled devices – mainly smartphones and tablets – has triggered a new digital revolution in the healthcare industry called ‘mHealth’ or mobile health. Not only is mHealth changing the very fabric of the way healthcare is delivered, it is well on its way to becoming an integrated part of our life. Other budding mobile health related areas such as mFitness, wearable technologies are emerging as promising trends that are going to captivate the way healthcare is perceived.

Also see: mHealth Revolution, It’s Happening In 2014

Check out this infographic based on a research by IFC Interactive that depicts the intersection of healthcare and mobile technology. It’s more than an infographic. It also highlights the guiding principles for healthcare companies who need to engage consumers and members in a mobile context. [@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

Clinical Mobility Market Growing Strong

Data centres and IT organizations facing new demands owing to the uptrend in mobility, according to new report.

According to a new report by IDC Health Insights, the clinical mobility spending in United States is expected to rise from USD 2.9 billion in 2011 to USD 5.4 billion in 2016; an annual growth rate of 12.7 percent.

The report called “Business Strategy: U.S. Clinical Mobility 2011-2016 – Forecast and Analysis” contains a report on the nation’s spending forecasts for clinical mobility. The spending also included hardware (mobile devices and data centre infrastructures), various technological services and software & applications related to clinical mobility.

But the growth in clinical mobility must also stack in line with the demands of the overall Healthcare IT and need to respond to the healthcare reforms. Thankfully, implementation of meaningful use technologies such as EHRs, eRx, CPOE, HIE etc will augment the use of mobile devices and mobile point-of-care solutions to enhance clinical workflow and patient care.

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