Digitalized HealthcareImproving Home Healthcare with Mobile Solutions“How software and mobile apps help patients thrive in the comfort of their own home.”
The home-healthcare industry is entering an entirely new spectrum of patient-friendly offerings by expanding mobile healthcare platforms. In terms of meeting new standards of care and expectation, the trend is catching the attention of both providers and patients alike. The clinical market-share driven by an expanded suite of mobile home health solutions, is on the verge of completely redefining home healthcare.
Given the enormous growth in the past decade, is it safe to say the demand is being met with aggressive optimism on the side of healthcare developers. The numbers speak volumes and indicate the healthcare industry is headed for a massive shift towards patient-centric offerings and care strategies.
“Experts forecast that the healthcare app development market will more than likely hit $102.43 billion by the end of 2022 and increase to USD 639.4 Billion by 2026.”
Patient driven expectations also contributes to the mobile healthcare market. With fingertip access made possible by smartphone technology, there is large focus on convenience. Mobile healthcare apps are designed to operate on most popular platforms (Apple, Android) and some integrate seamlessly with wearable devices as well. Healthcare providers across the nation are rolling out mobile-friendly patient portals where they can send messages, order prescriptions, schedule appointments, and view lab results.
Approximately 350,000+ digital mobile healthcare apps are available for download in the present market.
Mobile Healthcare Apps vs. Wellness Apps
More interesting, is the diversity seen within the mobile home healthcare offerings. Patient education is key here as is partnering with individual physicians to better determine what will work best for each patient. Not always clear to the patient consumers, there are key differences between a wellness centered app and a health-driven application.
A health app is designated by the FDA as a mobile software that diagnoses, tracks, or assists in the treating of a disease or condition. Examples of common mobile health apps include:
Cardiac Pacemaker Monitoring
A wellness app by contrast is a mobile software application designed to enhance or track the health of the user. A wellness-centered application is designed to address multiple facets of one's overall health experience. Examples of wellness centered apps include: