mobile health industry metrics

By Brian Dolan 02:22 am June 14, 2012
According to a recent report by Kalorama Information, the market for mobile healthcare software apps was worth about $150 million in 2011. Previous studies from the research firm in years past have pegged the market at $41 million in 2009 and $84.1 million in 2010. As we wrote in 2010, the year-over-year growth in professional medical app revenues at that time more than doubled. As the $150...
By Neil Versel 04:20 am June 12, 2012
The global market for mobile health products and services is expected to approach $23 billion by 2017, and much of the growth will not happen in the U.S. but rather in less-developed countries, according to a new report from PricewaterhouseCoopers. That is because emerging markets such as South Africa, India and Brazil are "trailblazers" in mobile health today. "Patients in these markets are much...
By Chris Gullo 07:47 am January 6, 2012
iTriage, a popular medical app According to a recent report from Frost & Sullivan, in 2015 the market for mobile health applications will be about $100 million bigger than the market for remote patient monitoring. Frost estimates that mobile health apps will reach $392 million in 2015, while remote patient monitoring will hit $294.9 million. Frost estimates that mobile health apps earned...
By Brian Dolan 04:47 am July 14, 2011
In an industry as new as mobile health there are plenty of opportunities to announce a “first”. “The first medical app to do ‘x’” could be a tagline for a great number of the thousands of apps in appstores today. The second quarter of 2011, however, did bring a number of important milestones related to mobile health. Many of them are likely true “firsts,” but what will be more interesting is not...
By Brian Dolan 06:34 pm February 23, 2011
(Click for more on which segments of mobile health these figures include.) According to a report from In-Stat released this month, the healthcare industry in the United States will spend more than $4.5 billion on wireless data spending by 2014. In-Stat lists a number of wireless health use cases as drivers of the increasing spend on wireless data: caregivers' interest in access to patient data...