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I&R - mHealth Overview: Applications to Benefit Older Adult Patients

  • June 2015
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  • Investment and Research
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  • 42 pages

The rapid development of personal communication devices, such as mobile phones and tablets, combined with an ageing population particularly in more developed countries, has created a great opportunity for healthcare delivery methods to ease access and reduce the strain on healthcare services. Near-ubiquitous mobile networks are allowing carers to diagnose, monitor, and communicate with patients with unprecedented speed and efficacy.

The emergence of low cost smartphones has allowed many users access to app stores, which are now home to over 100,000+ unique mHealth apps. These range between freemium apps geared around diet and daily fitness routines, scaling up to costly premium apps with elaborate clinical reference points, images, diagnostic, and monitoring functions. Enabling them to diagnose, monitor, and communicate with patients remotely, mHealth promises extensive cost-savings for healthcare professionals and institutions.

This has allowed many professionals and governments, especially in emerging markets are to adopt mHealth as a complementary strategy for strengthening healthcare systems and increasing populations’ access to healthcare. In developed markets, governments are choosing to utilise Telecare to improve healthcare delivery efficiency, aiming to reduce the burden on overstretched national health services and public finances.

Investment & Research has determined that the value of the global mHealth market will reach $11.05bn in 2015.

Why you should buy The mHealth Market 2015

- 42 pages of comprehensive analysis
- 9 tables, charts, and graphs quantifying the market in detail
- Global mHealth market: Applications for Older Patients forecasts between 2015 and 2020
- mHealth SWOT analysis
- 4 Keys areas covering stakeholders in the market across the world.

You can order this report today and gain an understanding of how to tap into the potential of this market by ordering The mHealth Technologies Overview: Applications for Older Patients 2015.

Table Of Contents

IandR - mHealth Overview: Applications to Benefit Older Adult Patients
Executive Summary 5
Introduction To The mHealth Technologies: Applications to Benefit Older Adults 7
Figure: mHealth Technologies Potential Technology Applications, Examples and Outcomes 7
mHealth Definition 8
Key Mobile Technologies, Prevalence, and Interest in Use 8
Mobile Phone Penetration 8
Figure: Mobile Phone Functionality 9
Global Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare Overview 11
Figure: World Pharmaceutical Market Outlook (US$ bn), 2007-2020 11
Global mHealth Industry Forecast 13
Figure: Global mHealth Market Size and Forecast to 2020 13
Figure: Global mHealth Market Size by Segment Forecast to 2020 14
Figure: mHealth app category share - Fitness and Medical reference apps are the largest mHealth app categories 15
Global mHealth Forecast For Older Patients Applications 17
Table: Global mHealth App Market For Older Patients Forecast to 2020, US$ bn 17
Figure: Global mHealth App Market For Older Patients Forecast to 2020, US$ bn 17
Opportunity Areas for mHealth 18
Opportunities for mHealth: Chronic Disease Management 18
Chronic Disease Management mHealth Technologies 19
Figure: MedApps: HealthPAL 19
Opportunities for mHealth: Medication Adherence 21
Opportunity Areas for mHealth Satey Applications 22
Safety Monitoring 22
Safety Monitoring Technologies 22
Fall Detection Technologies 23
Location Tracking Technologies 25
Access to Health Information 27
Health Information mHealth Technologies 27
Regulatory Developments and Government Initiative in the mHealth sector 29
Regulation and Efficacy of Applications 29
Global mHealth Regulation Initiative and Standards Collaboration 29
GSMA's mHealth Program Initiative 30
Figure: mHealth Stakeholders 31
Pan-African mHealth Initiative 31
mHealth Regulatory Coalition (MRC) 32
European Connected Health Alliance 32
Conclusions and Key Findings 34
Infrastructure Provision 34
Network Capacity 34
Technology Awareness and Understanding 34
Regulatory Environment 35
Glossary Of Terms 36
Methodology 38
How We Generate Our Industry Forecasts 38
Disclaimer 38
Appendix A 39
Appendix B 40

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