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Posted by on May 16, 2013 in Enterprise Mobility, Smart Devices, Wireless | 0 comments

Trends in mHealth adoption

Trends in mHealth adoption

mHealth which translates to mobile devices driven Healthcare delivery is already the next big wave amongst all the major stakeholders in the Healthcare ecosystem – Providers and Pharma/Lifesciences organizations. Providers include care givers like doctors, nurses, paramedical staff and other players that aid in healthcare delivery like EMR/EHR system vendors, medical device equipment manufacturers. How is mHealth being adopted by these stakeholders – in what form and what is the impact ? In the first part of this blog, we will attempt to seek answers to these questions by analysing some of the major trends in mHealth. mHealth Trend 1 : Improving efficiency – In the Healthcare Provider space, physicians and nurses are constantly challenged with increased patient volumes and the need to document their encounters with the patient, which is in turn driven by Healthcare regulatory reforms since Obama-care came into vogue since 2008. The EHRs/EMRs that are desktop based, thick client-server based applications that are still very commonly used across several hospitals/clinics have been designed back in...

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