Mobile health will be a top area of growth in the healthcare market next year, according to a survey of 1,835 healthcare executives conducted by Frost & Sullivan.
The increasing processing power of the smartphone has given rise to innovations in how smartphone apps can bring about new business models in the mHealth sector. mHealth, in combination with the mFitness segment, has created new services and ways of addressing the healthcare industry needs. It has been largely acknowledged that significant cost savings in the health sector can be made if successful mHealth business models are developed.
The combination of smartphones and mobile health applications and devices are fueling a rapid increase in mHealth services, according to Juniper Research.
The use of mobile technology in healthcare, known as mHealth, could lower the total annual per capita EU healthcare costs by 18 percent and reduce care costs for chronic conditions by 30 percent.
Physician tablet adoption for professional purposes has reached 62 percent, nearly double the percentage from 2011, according to " Taking the Pulse U.S. 2012," Manhattan Research's annual research study of physician use of digital technologies.
Mobile chip maker Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM) announced plans to form a new business called Qualcomm Life, a division that will manage the development of the company's mobile health platforms. The
The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) has issued a ban on physicians texting patient information, concluding that it's not acceptable for medical professionals to
A new study from ABI Research predicts the overall mobile health app market will nearly quadruple to $400 million by the year 2016, up from $120 million in 2010. The largest growth potential for
Looking to boost credibility for its mHealth partner WellDoc's DiabetesManager product, AT&T (NYSE: T) is pushing the product to its own employees, who will use the system to check glucose levels
with West Wireless Health Institute's Dr. Joseph Smith Six months into his role as chief medical and science officer at the San Diego-based West Wireless Health Institute, Dr. Joseph Smith is