The most popular and comprehensive Open Source ECM platform
The rise of mobile devices, both smartphones and tablets, is rapidly changing how information is delivered and consumed. Especially in the Health Care industry.
Consider the following:
- 62 percent of doctors now carry some sort of tablet, according to Manhattan Research
- 71 percent of nurses use a smartphone where they work, according to a survey by Wolters Kluwer Health
- 46 percent of Americans have a smartphone, and of those, 19 percent have at least one health-care related app running on their phone, according to a survey by Pew Internet.
- The mobile Health Care industry is expected to reach a market size of $11.8 billion before 2018, according to GlobalData
An Infographic by ReadWrite summarizes concisely some of the statistics describing the benefits of mobile health care.
A survey taken among health care leaders at the 2012 mHealth Summit found that 68 percent of them expect that mobile devices will substantially or even dramatically change US health care. During the sessions at the summit, Anthony Shimkin, senior director of marketing at Qualcomm Life, went so far as to say “The mobile platform is arguably the largest technology platform in history. Worldwide you’re looking that more people have access to this technology than to water, potable water, electricity and even a toothbrush.”
Ting Shih, founder of ClickMedix, explains in a Huffington Post article that the nature of her company was inspired by the question of how to create a business that can have a positive impact on a billion people. Mobile health care is the business that she decided on.