The Future of mhealth – Transforming Healthcare

Mobile Health or mHealth is here to stay and now with the Smartphone revolution continuing to grow in the United States and worldwide, healthcare is now a vital part of it apart from checking email and social media. According to data from a study by ABI Research, health care apps would grow by more than $400 million every year by 2016. Mobile technology is being used in an ever increasing way in healthcare delivery. 7% of patients have indicated that they are willing to move to a healthcare provider who offers mobile technology.

Optimizing the Use of mHealth

⦁ Health Monitoring for Self
⦁ Automatic Prescription
⦁ Medication Interactions
⦁ Clinical Decisions

The Future of mHealth in 2015
mHealth is at the tip of revolutionizing the healthcare industry and the facts and figures absolutely prove it, mHealth has raised $1.2 billion in venture capital in 2014, that’s triple than what it was in 2013.
The SOFTWARE Act has been brought in to assist federal agencies to upgrade and replace old regulations and guidance on Health Care IT. The most important point is that Medical IT has to be totally compliant with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). It also seeks to implement that software companies making these apps should have access to these regulations.
Health care providers must promote mHealth to survive in today’s competitive marketplace. mHealth is critical for population health and HIE or health information exchange, two ultimate destinations for Healthcare Providers. Those who adapt to mHealth now will be able to survive when the health industry moves completely toward a population-oriented and value-based care model.

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