HINfographic: Healthcare ‘Apped’ to Adopt Mobile Health

Monday, May 20th, 2013
This post was written by Patricia Donovan

The use of mobile health technologies is revolutionizing the exchange and consumption of healthcare data. HIN's inaugural survey on mHealth captured mHealth trends from 150 healthcare organizations.

Not surprisingly, smartphone apps emerged as the most widely applied mHealth technology, according to 58 percent of respondents. Text messaging is used by nearly half of those surveyed (47 percent), mobile Web applications by 42 percent of respondents, and apps for tablets used by 27 percent.

Health/disease management was the most frequently cited use for mobile technology, according to 65 percent of respondents, with wellness and prevention efforts coming in a close second at 64 percent. Capturing real-time health data was the main reason for use for nearly half of those surveyed.

These data points and others are highlighted in this new HINfographic from the Healthcare Intelligence Network.

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You may also be interested in this related resource: 2013 Healthcare Benchmarks: Mobile Health.

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