mHealth And The Closing Window For Patient Engagement

Matt Mattox | Axial Exchange | January 7, 2013

80% of physicians are using mobile technology to provide patient care. Meanwhile, more than 25% of commercially-insured patients use mobile apps to manage their health. mHealth adoption is also being fueled by the 30 million wearable health devices that were shipped last year, a 37% increase over 2011. And the modern smartphone is less than six years old. The modern tablet is less than three years old.

Patients are Engaging, but not with Health Systems

To some, these statistics may not seem shocking. After all, mobile technologies are driving change across virtually all industries. What is shocking is that most health systems have been caught flat-footed by the mHealth revolution. [...]