Two-thirds of hospitals and other healthcare providers are using remote patient monitoring as part of their medical treatment program for chronically ill patients, according to a recent survey of healthcare organizations by mobile consultancy Spyglass Consulting Group.
With most patients owning mobile devices, mobile healthcare promises to revolutionize the industry and shift the balance of power from the doctor to the patient.
As the U.S. population continues to age, the demand for remote patient monitoring, video telemedicine and mobile health will intensify, predicts Frost & Sullivan.
Apple, Google and Samsung are all moving ahead with plans to provide remote patient monitoring, which is pushing up demand for RPM devices and services.
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 combination of smartphones and mobile health applications and devices are fueling a rapid increase in mHealth services, according to Juniper Research.