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Mobile Health Apps to Triple by 2012

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Mobile Health Apps to Triple by 2012 - top government contractors - best government contracting event
Image: Clark Duffy

According to a Pyramid Research report “Health Check: Key Players in Mobile Healthcare,” there are more than 200 million mHealth apps, and that number is expected to triple by 2012, creating new opportunities for mobile network providers.

The report is an overview of the emerging mobile healthcare–or mHealth–market, focusing on various conventional, hybrid and new technologies that are creating new business models. The trends and strategies analyzed included how emerging and conventional technologies are used to improve access to healthcare in both developed and underdeveloped countries. It also analyzed behavioral and technological trends for using mHealth technology on mobile devices.

Pyramid analyst Denise Culver said technology and telecommunications providers are well positioned for developing, extending and marketing mHealth applications, because they possess technology capabilities and consumer-brand assets healthcare companies lack.

“Healthcare solutions that are delivered via mobile technology are creating a new frontier of innovation that is driving down costs, increasing access, and improving quality of care,” she said. “And even as mHealth connects, informs, and protects patients and caregivers in powerful ways, it also opens up many opportunities for mobile network operators like AT&T, BT, Orange, and Telefonica.“

Health Check: Key Players in Mobile Healthcare is part of Pyramid's Research report series, and you can find an excerpt from the report on Pyramid's website.

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Written by Neel Mehta

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