Although mobility in healthcare is still a trending topic, its projection and market trend analysis says otherwise. For example, this year alone, spending in healthcare mobility-related segments is projected to reach $5.4 billion. (source: IDC Health Insights report ). The report also suggests that smartphones, new age communication tools coupled with a larger than average aging population with a greater prevalence of chronic diseases are the biggest key drivers for mobility in healthcare. While the U.S. still comes as the largest market in the world for mobile devices due to a large number of manufacturers, technological advancements, an increasing population with smartphones, tablets, and laptops and a growing awareness about the devices and technology, it’s no wonder that the healthcare industry in Europe and OCEANIA is taking strides to get their programs into the hands of these already mobile-savvy consumers. For example, 28% of European doctors use an iPad professionally.
Highly skilled healthcare professionals use augmented reality in mobility management platforms (MMP) and Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) solutions to improve practitioner and patient end-user experience while protecting valuable data assets. Mobility management platforms make life easier for healthcare IT professionals by centralizing mobility management integrations with wireless carriers, EMM solutions, corporate HR systems and more. An effective solution allows mobility program administrators to achieve enhanced control, greater visibility, reduced costs and increased efficiencies when managing mobile devices
The top 3 of the factors leading this tide are:
In addition to overhauling traditional treatment methods and enhancing patient experiences, the healthcare industry’s mobility transformation will also evolve facilities beyond Electronic Medical Records (EMRs) toward Customer Relationship Management (CRM) solutions instead. This move is advantageous for several reasons: it allows providers to manage more extensive care teams, increase patient well-being and satisfaction, and provide more efficient treatment because records are easily stored, transported, and communicated.
For example, a recent examination of a health region in Australia illustrated that the adoption of an App that could better manage the annual check-up of the key chronic diseases between the multiple caregivers could result in a 30% reduction of hospital admissions and over 20% reduction in duplications of medications, appointments and medical testing to each of the specialists per patient per year.
Even as the future of mobility evolves, health care providers and other stakeholders are investing in improving health outcomes and patient experiences. Changes to mobility have the potential to affect health care in several areas, like