With a majority of CIO’s voting Mobility to be on the top of their agenda, one-third of applications developed target mobility. With BYOD gaining steady traction, mobility continues to grow strong.
With mobility being a ready at hand solution to control costs, it has taken the healthcare by a storm. Here, we have listed top trends to look and get prepared for the next four years.
- Smartphone penetration: It is noted that a majority of medical practitioners, specifically doctors prefer tablets and smartphones for medical purposes (decision making and administrative purposes). This further fuels the mobility market like never before.
- Health apps will go native.
- Buyers will be drivers of the market – with doctors and nurses embracing tablets and smartphones for a flexible work-flow, BYOD is the big thing to be functional quickly.
- Hence those countries with the most smartphones and tablet will have the most penetration in terms of Mobile Health solutions and services.
- Dedicated Mobile health stores to cater to 2nd generation mobile health apps. The health apps will essentially focus on chronic diseases.
- Missing regulations (integrated phase) will be a major barrier for commercialization.
- Mobile Health Applications are more likely to enter the traditional health distribution channels.
- Mobile Health models will continue to grow – healthcare services, sensor, advertising, drug sales revenue.
- Mobile healthcare industry to reach $26 billion worldwide by 2017 as commercialization phase begins fuelled by smartphone apps enable to monetize these services.
Sources: 1. research2guide. 2. Healthcare mobility trends from Aruba networks,2012. 3. Float mobile learning. 4. Summitdata. 5. fiercehealthcaremobile