By Manisha Kathooria
Since the launch of the first iPhone, mobile apps have set their roots far and wide into every industry.
Healthcare, one of the most promising and evolving industry, contributing around 10% to the overall global GDP, is also coming under the influence of mobile apps. With the changing scenario, it is certain that mobile health technology(mHealth) is being welcomed and has proven its potential to improve accessibility, affordability and the quality of healthcare services.
According to the numbers projected by Grand View Research, the global mHealth revenue will touch a whopping $49.12 billion by 2020. These numbers are far beyond the actual projections (almost 50x) estimated by Research2Guidance of $104 million in the year 2010.
Smartphones have increasingly replaced the traditional pagers, desktops in large hospital facilities. Consumers have been shifting to the DIY (do it yourself approach) to manage fitness and wellness.
So, what are the associated market dynamics, the usage trends and the general perception in response to this exponential evolution of mobile healthcare technology? The answers to this come with in-depth analysis and survey data that is disseminated through stats and reports.
And, some of the most intriguing facts about mHealth in these areas are worth a mention. For instance,
- 93% of physicians believe that mobile health apps can improve patient’s health. – GreatCall
- 42% of surveyed patients said they prefer scheduling an appointment online but they didn’t have an opportunity. – Accenture Health
- 74% of hospitals that use mobile devices to collect healthcare data are more efficient than those who don’t. – Ricoh Research
This infographic by Kays Harbor highlights such key statistics that outline the importance of mHealth services in healthcare technology. It amalgamates the impact of the recent surge in the development of health-related fitness apps, EMRs, EHRs, mobile wearables, healthcare dashboards, telehealth and telemedicine apps for providers and patients, the consumer feedback and sentiments, and the mHealth estimates for the years to come.