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9 mHealth Facts to Watch in 2015

March 15, 2015
By
phil

2015 will be an exciting year for mobile health (mHealth). According to Research and Markets, the mHealthindustryis growing at 61% annually. To watch how this mHealth market grows, here are 9 mHealth facts that you should watch.

1. Physicians are becoming more tech-savvy...

78% of physicians use mHealth for professional purposes

2. and believe that widespread adoption of mHealth is unavoidable.

86% of physicians believe widespread adoption of mHealth in the near future is unavoidable

3. In fact, 64% of physicians use medical apps monthly...

64% of physicians use medical apps monthly

4. and 2 out of 5 have already prescribed an app to patients.

2 out of 5 have already prescribed an app to patients

5. On the patient side, smartphone penetration will increase to over 80% by the end of 2015...

smartphone penetration will increase to over 80% by the end of 2015

6. and for those 65+, smartphone penetration will pass 50% this year.

for those 65+, smartphone penetration will pass 50% this year

7. While only 29% use apps to track and manage their health,

only 29% use apps to track and manage their health

8. 4 out of 5 US consumers are interested in mHealth solutions...

4 out of 5 US consumers are interested in mHealth solutions

9. and, by 2017, 50% of mobile users are expected to download a health app.

by 2017, 50% of mobile users are expected to download a health app

--What do you think are the best trends to watch in mHealth? Leave any suggestions in the comments below.This post was written by Philip Chen, co-founder and COO at SeamlessMD.

9 mHealth Facts to Watch in 2015

Posted by:
phil
on
March 15, 2015

2015 will be an exciting year for mobile health (mHealth). According to Research and Markets, the mHealthindustryis growing at 61% annually. To watch how this mHealth market grows, here are 9 mHealth facts that you should watch.

1. Physicians are becoming more tech-savvy...

78% of physicians use mHealth for professional purposes

2. and believe that widespread adoption of mHealth is unavoidable.

86% of physicians believe widespread adoption of mHealth in the near future is unavoidable

3. In fact, 64% of physicians use medical apps monthly...

64% of physicians use medical apps monthly

4. and 2 out of 5 have already prescribed an app to patients.

2 out of 5 have already prescribed an app to patients

5. On the patient side, smartphone penetration will increase to over 80% by the end of 2015...

smartphone penetration will increase to over 80% by the end of 2015

6. and for those 65+, smartphone penetration will pass 50% this year.

for those 65+, smartphone penetration will pass 50% this year

7. While only 29% use apps to track and manage their health,

only 29% use apps to track and manage their health

8. 4 out of 5 US consumers are interested in mHealth solutions...

4 out of 5 US consumers are interested in mHealth solutions

9. and, by 2017, 50% of mobile users are expected to download a health app.

by 2017, 50% of mobile users are expected to download a health app

--What do you think are the best trends to watch in mHealth? Leave any suggestions in the comments below.This post was written by Philip Chen, co-founder and COO at SeamlessMD.

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