mHealth: Healthcare Goes Mobile

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Mobile health (mHealth) solutions that allow patient consultation and monitoring, among other benefits, are surging in popularity as the spread of smartphones and tablets expands, says healthcare industry analysts GlobalData in a new report.


The latest research* states that the global mHealth market was worth $1.2 billion in 2011, but will jump in value to reach $11.8 billion by 2018, climbing at an impressive Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 39%.


mHealth involves the use of mobile applications and devices to monitor a patient’s health remotely and is streaking ahead as the fastest growing segment within the telehealth and telemedicine market.

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