The Top 5 Benefits of Mobile Apps in the Healthcare Sector

July 14th, 2020

We exist at the height of the technological era. Doctors must make fast and smart decisions and perform them accurately to save lives. Today, healthcare service providers are strongly affected by smartphones and it creates the modern conversation flow with patients. During the last couple of years, web and mobile applications have found an important place in every medical business. 

The number of mHealth apps available in the App Store rises each year.  During the Q1 in 2019, there were 45,238 healthcare apps available for download. 

Number of mHealth apps available at Google Play from 1st quarter 2015 to 2nd quarter 2019 (Statista 2019)

As we can see in the above graphic, in Q2, 2018 had a significant decrease in the number of apps available due to total changes in the healthcare digital market. However, soon after those moments, the numbers increased again. 

Top funded health IT technologies since 2010 (Statista 2019)

We can see here, around 3.5 billion U.S. dollars of financial support has been given for mHealth apps, which has turned it into the most funded technology. 

Compound annual growth rate 2015-2020 (Statista 2019)

The above statistic reveals a forecast of the CAGR for the worldwide digital health market (2015 – 2020), by section. Throughout this period, the mobile health market’s total yearly growth rate is supposed to be about 41%. The digital health market is foreseen to reach over 200 billion U.S. dollars by 2020, driven particularly by the mobile health market.

Why did this happen? 

Mobile health has become a larger trend as customers demand more availability to doctors and health specialists and transparency in healthcare is becoming more important. During our 10-year experience in software and apps development for healthcare companies, we have discussed and handled many challenges and methods. Our pool of clients from the healthcare sector has nearly doubled over the past 2 years.

Here are 5 major advantages of Mobile Apps in the Healthcare Sector:

  1. Improvement of service and connections
    When patients are being discharged, doctors frequently prescribe necessary medicines and pills and doctors have to explain how to administer these prescriptions. Sometimes, this step leads to misunderstanding and prescription blunders. This can partly be due to a lack of coordination between doctors and patients. Complications such as wrong diagnosis or prescriptions can be minimized, for instance within push notifications, patients could get important health tips and recommendations at the touch of their finger.
  2. Reduction of clinic charges 
    Some of the most expensive Therapeutic bills could be replaced by a healthcare app. 
  3. Data formalization and storage 
    By using mobile technologies, the stream of data is becoming more powerful and productive. It enables doctors and therapists to handle the data and to minimize the challenges with lost histories and catalogs.
  4. Time-effective process  
    Real connections between patients and doctors can be limited as they can quickly give/receive data and updates via mobile app. However, there are also opportunities such as a video call with a physician that can make all stages of therapy more competent.
  5. Self-control
    Healthcare apps enable people to check and control their personal health level. You can review important measures such as calorie consumption, physical activity, blood sugar levels, etc., to get a better handle over your health.
A meaningful rise in the usage of fitness and wellness apps and wearable devices

Healthcare customers are likely to wear devices that check and track fitness, habits, and store important criteria such as blood sugar level, pulse, etc. The adoption of wearables has had a three-fold increase since 2014. Almost half of the healthcare users are accepting mobile/tablet apps, compared to 16% in 2014. Consumers are ready to share their health data with their doctor virtually (90 percent).

While the market for Health apps is still growing and developing, a number of contributors have set themselves apart by developing products with a strong enterprise basis. 

At KitRUM we see the social and financial power in enhancing healthcare facilities and patient-doctor contact through mobile and web applications and built-in information solutions. Also, we’ve been recognized as one of the Top Mobile development Companies in the USA in 2020.

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