Healthcare Mobility Trends

Healthcare-Mobility-TrendsWith 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.

     

  1. 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.
  2. Health apps will go native.
  3. 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.
  4. Hence those countries with the most smartphones and tablet will have the most penetration in terms of Mobile Health solutions and services.
  5. Dedicated Mobile health stores to cater to 2nd generation mobile health apps. The health apps will essentially focus on chronic diseases.
  6. Missing regulations (integrated phase) will be a major barrier for commercialization.
  7. Mobile Health Applications are more likely to enter the traditional health distribution channels.
  8. Mobile Health models will continue to grow – healthcare services, sensor, advertising, drug sales revenue.
  9. 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