An Apple a day keeps the doctor mobile
Apple is one of the top mobile health, or mHealth, solutions providers, based on the popularity of the iPad among medical professionals and the numerous mHealth apps for iPhone users, judges market research firm TechNavio.
MHealth apps for the iPhone include MedLinePlus, Gazelle, MyFitnessPal, miCoach and WebMD.
TechNavio projects that the mHealth market will increase at a 35 percent compound annual growth rate through 2018, with much of that growth being fueled by adoption in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region. Currently, the strong demand for mHealth products comes from North America, followed by APAC, Western Europe, Latin America, Eastern Europe and the Middle East.
Other top mHealth solutions providers, according to TechNavio, are Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Cerner, GE Healthcare, Philips Healthcare, Athenahealth, Medtronics, WellDoc, Voxiva and Johnson & Johnson Services.
For example, Allscripts provides mHealth applications for nursing staff, hospitals, government organizations and physician practices--including electronic health record, revenue cycle, management, clearing house and document imaging solutions.
Cerner provides mobile EHR solutions that enable doctors and hospital staff to store, capture and access patient information securely on mobile devices. Its cloud-based Healthe Intent platform includes data from EHR solutions as well as claims data, medical evidence and research that can improve care.
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