Published on March 13th, 20120
Plans to create DIY health service via mobile
The number of consumer mobile devices used to monitor and manage health conditions will reach three million by 2016 according to analyst Juniper, driven by the promise of patient convenience and the use of self-service driving down healthcare costs.
With mobile devices becoming more powerful and ubiquitous, medical applications covering a range of conditions – such as cardiac monitoring and management of diabetes – will increasingly be called upon to improve service while reducing operational costs associated with outpatient care.
“Remote patient monitoring will step in to reduce the cost burden of unhealthy lifestyles and aging populations,” says report author Anthony Cox.