Apps Becoming Biggest Driver of Mobility in Healthcare

In an ever-evolving healthcare landscape, the transition to a more collaborative patient model has never been more present. Using mobile devices in the healthcare arena has become as ubiquitous as they are in other sectors of life.

Technology in healthcare is evolving as quickly, if not quicker, than breakthroughs in medicine, and mobility is going to be a major part of that transformation.

Two major products were announced this week to help advance the speed and ability with which care providers are assessing and treating patients. App creator Axxess introduced an app that provides documentation capability on mobile devices. The app is useable on both iOS and Android platforms and allows medical professionals to securely document comprehensive patient assessments while providing care. The new technology will be best suited for professionals making healthcare assessments in the field.

Another product was released where two companies collaborated to help employees be best prepared for insurance needs and documentation to provide to healthcare providers.

RedBrick Health teamed up with MeltingPoint Mobile to create a mobile-first navigation platform for HR and benefits teams that gives employees access to all well-being resources together in a single app. The app will allow employees the ability to have virtualized insurance cards, real-time and year-to-date summaries and deductible statuses, and balances health savings accounts (HSAs) and 401(k) information. Furthering the mobile capabilities of the app, it syncs with wearables as well.

The global mobile healthcare market is expected to grow at an incredible rate, with predictions showing a 33.4% CAGR through 2020, and a forecast of $59.15 billion market value at decade’s end, according to Markets and Markets. During that forecast period, health management apps are expected to account for the largest driver of growth.

Arguably the most regulation and compliance heavy industry, healthcare is faced with stringent HIPAA rules around patient information. Any time technology becomes involved, security in those devices and apps is paramount. As previously reported by Enterprise Mobility Exchange, despite improved security enhancements, 2016 was a banner year for hackers and breaches, as 15,942,053 records were exposed across hundreds of breaches.

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