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Infographic: Mobile Technology Spurs Healthcare Engagement

The infographic from Healthx shows the kind of changes that smartphones and tablets have on the healthcare industry. Results show that there will be 44 million m-health app downloads by the end of 2012, which will rise to 142 million by 2016.

Top Mobile Operating SystemsKey highlights of the infographic include:

  • Top SmartPhone Platforms
  • mHealth Revenue Predictions
  • Mobile Stats & Growth
  • Mobile Engagement in Healthcare

Click here to view the infograhic.

Mobile healthcare enagement

The most interesting result for me is the highlight around mobile engagement in healthcare. About 20% of the online health population has posted comments or content related to health care. The interesting part is that when a person is given a smartphone, he or she is more likely to become a contributor, a commentor, a creator. Mobile web access spurs participation.

In a previous article the methods presented didn’t create engagement. Be where the target audience is, either the platform or channel and reading the amount of mHealth app downloads, the mobile web/app is the channel. As the infographic also tells, mobile health has the potential to revolutionize healthcare by transforming provider-patient relationships.