Consumers and clinical professionals alike are increasingly turning to mobile devices to help track and manage healthcare outcomes. There are 17,000 mHealth applications in the major app stores today, and by 2015, it’s projected there will be 500 million mHealth app users worldwide¹.
Unfortunately, most of today’s mHealth applications are limited in their ability to both access and share information because the data is siloed — typically locked away in disparate, proprietary systems that are hard to integrate. Healthcare companies are limited in what information they can collect, while consumers only have access to the data they store independently.
To break down these data silos, today, AT&T* is launching a beta version of the AT&T Developer Center ForHealth under the AT&T ForHealth practice. Based on an open set of developer tools and infrastructure, the AT&T Developer Center ForHealth is expected to streamline, accelerate and lower costs in the development, deployment and management of enterprise-grade mHealth applications.