mHealth – The future of Patient Engagement

mHealth (Mobile Health) has an essential role to play in the efforts of healthcare organizations to succeed at patient engagement.A report from Mercom Capital Group reported a sum of $4.7 billion investments in health IT companies.
Out of which approximately half of that sum ($2.3 billion) went to developers concentrating on mHealth, Telehealth, and wearable technologies.
Notwithstanding this trend toward mHealth device and application use, healthcare organizations and providers are falling short of meeting the anticipations of their patients in this area./div>

The growth of do-it-yourself (DIY) healthcare, however, poses a variety of hurdles for healthcare organizations and providers such as health data validation, security and privacy, and reimbursement.
The market trends and research show programs such a meaningful use are incentivizing eligible professionals and hospitals to improve their patient engagement activities.
However it is early days for robust provider mHealth application, but ultimately providers will have to meet patients expectations.

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