Published Date : Jan 21, 2016
The increasing trend of mobile health services among consumers across the world has boosted the global mHealth services market. The rise in the usage of smartphones and tablets as well as increasing coverage area of 3G and 4G networks in the global arena is the key factor behind the significant growth of this market.
The rising incidence of chronic diseases has propelled the need to acutely monitor patients’ health on a regular basis. With mHealth services, patients, who are staying at remote places and cannot access medical facilities in times of urgency, can gain required assistance for instant relief.
Apart from this, the cost efficiency of mHealth services is also fuelling the market extensively. These services have enabled patients to schedule assessment sessions at their places, according to their convenience, and without shelling out much, which they are required to spend when they happen to visit a hospital.
Apple Inc., Vodafone, MTN, Alcatel-Lucent, Kmart Pharmacy, and Symantec are the key international mHealth services providers. Here is a snapshot of latest happenings in the global mHealth services market.
2015 was a good year for the global mHealth services market. 2016 is also anticipated to bring in positive changes in terms of market valuation.