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At this point, are mobile healthcare apps more novel than useful?

September 22, 2017 | Apps | 2 Answers

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Though relatively novel, healthcare apps are becoming rapidly adopted by patients and HCPs with the global mHealth market predicted to grow exponentially and be valued at 59.12 billion US dollars by 2020. Mobile healthcare apps allow patients better access to their healthcare provider (HCP) and clinical data without the effort of traveling to the hospital or outpatient clinic. Many patients find it challenging to get to their healthcare appointment for a variety of reasons including living in a busy city where traffic is heavy or living in a rural area far from their doctor. Many people have busy schedules that… Read more »
This question was sent to me for a perspective today and as I type this answer I am in a room at the California Precision Medicine meeting. A few minutes ago Brennen Spiegel, MD, MSHS, of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, presented on the use of wearables technology and mobile applications in monitoring and predicting cardiac events. In a recent study a remote monitoring application demonstrated a 6% increase in survivor rates over cancer patients that did not have remote monitoring of treatment and symptoms. These cases show us that mobile applications can have a profound impact on real life healthcare outcomes.… Read more »


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