9 mHealth Facts to Watch in 2015

2015 will be an exciting year for mobile health (mHealth). According to Research and Markets, the mHealth industry is growing at 61% annually. To watch how this mHealth market grows, here are 9 mHealth facts that you should watch.

1. Physicians are becoming more tech-savvy…

78% of physicians use mHealth for professional purposes

2. and believe that widespread adoption of mHealth is unavoidable.

86% of physicians believe widespread adoption of mHealth in the near future is unavoidable

3. In fact, 64% of physicians use medical apps monthly…

64% of physicians use medical apps monthly

4. and 2 out of 5 have already prescribed an app to patients.

2 out of 5 have already prescribed an app to patients

5. On the patient side, smartphone penetration will increase to over 80% by the end of 2015…

smartphone penetration will increase to over 80% by the end of 2015

6. and for those 65+, smartphone penetration will pass 50% this year.

for those 65+, smartphone penetration will pass 50% this year

7. While only 29% use apps to track and manage their health,

only 29% use apps to track and manage their health

8. 4 out of 5 US consumers are interested in mHealth solutions…

4 out of 5 US consumers are interested in mHealth solutions

9. and, by 2017, 50% of mobile users are expected to download a health app.

by 2017, 50% of mobile users are expected to download a health app

What do you think are the best trends to watch in mHealth? Leave any suggestions in the comments below.

This post was written by Philip Chen, co-founder and COO at SeamlessMD.

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