Mobile Health (or popularly called mHealth) is the most talked about topic in the Healthcare industry today. According to the latest Gartner report, mHealth is one of the Top 10 Health IT trends for 2014. 63% of consumers are more likely to choose healthcare providers and payers that offer flexibility to interact via online, mobile & kiosk self-service options.
The key to sustain in the race is to provide Multi Channel mHealth solutions. Popularity gained and advancement in the Mobility has made all new age systems to be adopted to these technology. Healthcare is no immune to it and in fact serves equally good or better to any other industry. The leverage Healthcare sector can take is in multi-fold. mHealth as a sector under healthcare, has far-reaching effect on the overall Healthcare delivery, analysis, research, cost-effectiveness and much more.
This popularity and wide-spread interest by different vendors has led regulator enforce compliances such that all of advantages and limitations of mobility is well-managed. Cloud services and growth in analytics have thrown their own challenges to mHealth. Variety of device and their standards have made implementation much more complex. The mobile health applications can support in every stage of the care life cycle.
With wearables gaining popularity, the main and serious uses are seen with the Health and related issues. mHealth forms the core of this and they represent a disruptive opportunity for Healthcare.