mHealth paves way for Better Health Management
The world is going digital and so is the healthcare industry. Mobile health technologies are now increasingly being used to improve care in unprecedented ways.
According to the findings of the 26th Annual HIMSS Leadership Survey, patient satisfaction, patient engagement, and quality of care improvement have raced to the top of healthcare CIOs’ and senior IT executives’ agendas. Nonetheless, it’s been quite a struggle for the physicians to engage their patients, especially the 45 percent of U.S. adults with at least one chronic condition.
However, mHealth is a growing trend in healthcare. A survey from HIMSS had found that 90% of the respondents are utilizing mobile devices within their organization to engage with the patients in their care. Another survey revealed that 73% of healthcare provider employees believe that app-enabled patients portal have been effective in patient engagement.
Correspondingly, the wearable technology market is also said to grow tenfold to $50 billion over the next three to five years. Hence, using personal devices in healthcare has begun to change the way patients and physicians communicate with each other. And for each of the major smartphone operating systems, there is an app for almost every conceivable healthcare need.