LONDON, UK - The mobile health (mHealth) market is set to take off due to the impetus provided by public and private stakeholders across the healthcare spectrum to modernize and streamline this overburdened sector, according to a new report by business intelligence expert GlobalData.
The new report shows that the rapid emergence of mHealth technology will revolutionize future healthcare delivery and management by saving lives and reducing the economic burden imposed by growing chronic conditions such as diabetes, obesity and hypertension.
Governments across the world are now implementing public health pilots that use mHealth to promote connected care delivery and management across their network of healthcare sites. Providers see mHealth as a means of improving their productivity, while consumers are keen to adopt these technologies in order to integrate medical treatments with their lifestyle unobtrusively.
Mobile technology has been adapted to enhance healthcare delivery and management throughout the last decade, during which period mobile technology has become essential in all aspects of day-to-day life. The digitalization of medical information for exchange through a connected healthcare infrastructure demonstrates the key changes taking place to attempt to modernize the medical market space.
The emergence of mobile technology in the healthcare arena has also been propelled by the global financial crisis, which resulted in a renewed focus on improving cost efficiency, the improvement of clinical outcomes, and the quality of care provided to patients at home.