The mobile healthcare integrates the healthcare application in mobile technology for healthcare solutions. Mobile health apps and solutions help clinicians to document more accurate and complete records, improve productivity, access information, and communicate findings and treatments. Mobile health apps and solutions also help to improve health outcomes, reduce error rates and maintain low cost. As the awareness for healthy lifestyle is increasing the demand for continue monitoring of vital signs is increasing. Mobile health apps and solutions are mainly used for cardiac monitoring and fitness tracking to provide better patient care. Mobile solutions for healthcare streamline treatment processes and automate management systems. It also enables discharge of information, data and manpower. Mobile health apps and solutions help in making healthcare accessible in remote and isolated areas in less time. It also helps in accessing patients records anywhere and anytime to improve treatment outcomes. Mobile health apps and solutions market is segmented as paid healthcare apps and connected medical devices. Some of the connected medical devices are diabetes management device, multi-parameter tracker and cardiac monitoring device. Similarly, paid healthcare apps include healthcare apps, such as medication management, women health and sleep monitoring, and medical apps such as medical reference.
North America dominates the global market for mobile health app and solutions due to increasing healthcare awareness of chronic disease management. Asia is expected to show high growth rates in the next five years in the global mobile health app and solutions market. China and India are expected to be the fastest growing mobile health app and solutions markets in Asia-Pacific region. Some of the key driving forces for mobile health app and solutions market in emerging countries are large pool of patients and rising government funding.
In recent times there is increased use of mobile health app and solutions due to increasing adoption of tablets and smart phones. Advanced connectivity to improve the quality of healthcare solutions, penetration of 3G and 4G network to provide continuous healthcare service and improved cost efficiency to support medical professionals are some of the key factors driving the growth for the global mobile health app and solutions market. In addition, increasing healthcare awareness of chronic disease management is also fuelling the growth of global mobile health app and solutions market. However, strict regulations and data insecurity during mobile transfer are some of the major factors restraining the growth for global mobile health app and solutions market. In addition, mobiles connected to medical devices also inhibit the growth of the global mobile healthcare app and solutions market.
In-appropriate patient doctor proportion in underdeveloped countries and expansion in mhealth apps solution would develop opportunities for the global mobile health app and solutions market. However, rapid evolution of technologies could lead a challenge for global mobile health app and solutions market. Some of the trends for global mobile health app and solutions market are. Some of the major companies operating in the global mobile health app and solutions market are Philips Healthcare, Johnson & Johnson, Medtronic, Inc., Airstrip Technologies, Inc., Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd, Smart Online, Inc., Cardionet, Inc., Omron Corporation, Aetna, Inc., Qualcomm, Inc. and Diversinet Corp.
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Key features of this report
Mobile healthcare is the product of technological advancements in the modern era. The integration of mobile technology and healthcare application has created many beneficial healthcare applications. Mobile health apps are demanded by many healthcare professionals such as clinicians for their positive attributes such as improved productivity, enhanced accuracy, accessible information, and better communication for treatments.
The significant improvements in the health outcomes, reduction in errors, and cost-effectiveness achieved by these apps are substantially increasing the adoption rate of these solutions. The use of these apps in healthcare for different activities such as fitness tracking and cardiac monitoring is projected to expand the market for these apps. The ongoing automation of different procedures in the healthcare sector is used by the healthcare management to streamline the treatment processes. These apps are used by healthcare professionals to assist patients residing in remote locations.
The growth in the adoption of smart devices has substantially inflated the mobile health app solutions market. New feats in network connections such as 3G and 4G have also increased the possibilities of developments and innovations. Healthcare professions are encouraging such apps on the back og high convenience and cost-effectiveness.
Both the types, paid healthcare apps as well as connected medical devices, are known to contribute significant revenue in the market. Some popular connected medical devices include diabetes management systems, cardiac monitoring devices, and multi-parameter trackers. Different paid healthcare apps gaining rapid traction in the market include medication management, sleep monitoring, and women's health.
Despite the high growth rate, the market is subjected to varied challenges. Stringent regulations are hindering the rapid developments in these apps. The growing rate of cybercrimes has increased the data insecurity, hampering the adoption rate of these mobile health app solutions.
Regional Market Analysis
The growth in awareness regarding chronic ailments is encouraging the demographics to use the apps. Backed by the high adoption rate, North America is expected to stay at the forefront in the market. The coming decade is forecasted to exhibit promising growth in the mobile health app solutions market in the scaling economies such as China and India. Led by these regions, Asia Pacific is projected to attain a prominent position in the market. These regions in the Asia Pacific are also witnessing healthy market growth on the back of favorable government initiatives encouraging the adoption of these apps.
Major market players are exploring opportunities in growing economies. the companies offering these solutions are using advanced technologies to increase the functionalities provided by their products. Market participants are taping unexplored opportunities in under-developed regions which arises from an unorganized patient-doctor relationship. Along with the improved quality of the service provided by the application, these players are focused to enhance the cost-effectiveness of their mobile health app solutions.
Established players profiled in the global mobile health app solution market include Smart Online, Inc., Johnson & Johnson, Qualcomm, Inc., Philips Healthcare, Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd, Diversinet Corp., Cardionet, Inc., and Medtronic, Inc.