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#mHealth & fragmented market – 'more app availability but will not have SMS reach for five years' (#mapsandapps)

By Jay Emmet, General Manager, OpenMarket September 2011 A $1.4 billion industry, mHealth has made a significant impact and will continue to improve patient care. The market is expected to grow nearly 22 percent by 2014, with healthcare IT spending reaching $40 billion, according to Juniper Research. Increased adoption of mobile communication patterns in remote data collection and monitoring, patient education, diagnosis, treatment, and epidemic monitoring will fuel this growth. From simple messaging services like SMS (Short Message Service), to MMS (Multimedia Message Service) and more complex applications, consumers are ready to communicate with their healthcare providers via mobile technology. These tools can quickly prompt them to make appointments and take preventative health measures. While mobile technology will make it possible to rapidly distribute critical health...

Full article: http://www.wirelesslifesciences.org/2011/09/understanding...

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