August 14, 2019
By 2020, the annual growth rate of the mobile health market is expected to be around 41 percent. And with the exponential increase in the mobile health market, the digital health market will reach over $200 billion by 2020, according to Statista.
With such strength behind it, mobile technology in healthcare will continue having a profound impact on patients and doctors. Here are eight health-care app development trends identified by The Signal:
Real-Time Health Tracking: Smart devices, health and fitness mobile apps, and connected products are motivating a larger chunk of people and making them proactive to stay healthy.
Telemedicine Services: By 2012, the telemedicine industry is projected to be over 40 Billion dollar industry. Moreover, telehealth patients has witnessed a growth to around 7 million in 2018, according to Statista.
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Internet of Things (IoT) in the Mobile Healthcare Industry: IoT will be making innovative and useful contributions from assisting the patients to monitor their health to authorizing hospitals in administration, in recommending treatments, better patient care and diagnosis.
Cloud-Based Mobile Healthcare Apps: Cloud-based apps will make it easier for hospitals to access the patient’s records, healthcare insurance plans and bills. Moreover, cloud computing will make mobile health industry automated and more accessible.
AI in the Mobile Health App Industry: Given that AI is set to grow exponentially, it could mean that, very soon, we could see major breakthroughs in health care such as doctors conducting complex surgeries using AI, patients performing self-examination and much more.
Blockchain will be a Boon for the Mobile Healthcare Industry: We are likely to see more and more healthcare insurance companies deploying blockchain technology-based solutions to ensure quality healthcare services, reduce compliance and regulatory costs, enhance stakeholder management and improve patient care.
Big Data Specific mHealth Apps: There is a good chance that we will soon see the integration of big data and analytics in mobile health applications to easily handle the data related to hospital transactions, patient’s finance and health, as well as health-care insurance records.
Mobile Payment Through mHealth Apps: In an emergency medical situation, especially in the odd hours, we can expect much smoother payment transactions. With Mobile Payment facility, patients will no longer need to carry cash for every transaction related to health-care services.