Mobile health care sector growing

July 3rd, 2014

The use of mobile devices in health care continues to grow in popularity. For dental hygiene programs, smartphones and tablets make a great compliment to dental hygiene academic software used in a university clinic setting. This solution improves efficiency and prepares students for what they'll see in clinical practice.

The use of mobile technology in health care will only continue to grow. According to mHealth News, citing a study conducted by Lux Research, the mobile health care market was valued at $5.1 billion last year, and by 2023, its expected to be worth $41.8 billion.

"Consumer devices have seen a lot of hype but clinical devices will surpass their consumer counterparts in revenues by 2020," Nick Kurkjy, lead author of Lux Research's "Health Showdown: Consumer and Clinical Devices' Battle for Market Dominance," report. "Clinical markets will be able to pay much more for comparable services, especially if a device is able to reduce patient recovery times or readmission rates, which can lead to outsized cost savings for the health care provider."

It's clear that there are a number of advantages to using mobile devices in a health care setting, and this has sparked a tremendous growth in adoption among clinicians.

Citing a study conducted by FICO, Fierce Mobile Healthcare stated that 4 out of 5 people who use smartphones would welcome technology that allows them to communicate with health care providers. Additionally, 76 percent stated the technology would be useful in setting reminders to take medicines or schedule appointments, while 69 percent of respondents said they would utilize mobile to accomplish these tasks if it were available.

If you would like to learn more about using mobile technology to improve clinical processes, please be sure to sign up for our free webinar on July 10.

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