Apple is one of the top mobile health 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.
Quick rundownon the latest mobile IT news for Monday, 3/10 including: the new mobile taskforce at the FCC, a push for native advertising versus banner ads in mobile, mobile payment system Paym unveiled by U.K. banks, Chinese making up over half of mobile handset shipments next year and Samsung's role as supplier of Apple's new A8 chip in smartphones.
Venture capital firms are pouring money into healthcare IT, and mobile health companies are getting the largest share of that funding.
The introduction of mobile health hubs is boosting the telehealth market, lowering the cost of telehealth while increasing the overall value proposition, according to IHS Technology.
The top 20 players in the mobile health market generated $2.8 billion in revenues last year, according to market research firm Visiongain.
A full 80 percent of physicians use smartphones and medical apps, and more than one-quarter of physicians use mobile technology to provide patient care, according to an infographic by medical app developer Great Call.