Many university dental clinic administrators are considering adding mobile technology to their existing dental hygiene academic software as a way to improve efficiency and boost patient care. Research conducted by Reportbuyer found that over the next four years, the mobile health care market is expected to see a compound annual growth rate of 54.9 percent.
By 2018, the mobile health care market is expected to have a valuation of $21.5 billion, which is $19.1 billion more than what the market was worth in 2013. Such exponential growth will be triggered by a steadily increasing world population that is also becoming more reliant than ever on mobile technology, Reportbuyer found.
Health IT Analytics stated that the landscape of health care is experiencing a shift from provider-centric to patient-centric. This is due to a growing number of people using more health-related applications on their smartphones and tablets, in addition to remotely accessing their personal medical records.
With more people taking an active role in their health and wellness, dental hygiene academic software that includes mobile functionalities will help facilitate this new trend with respect to patient behavior.