Fast growth in mobile telemedicine evident from partnerships

Kalorama Information said interest in telemedicine and telehealth has exploded over the last decade.

With the use of mobile phones in healthcare, the firm says patients, nurses, physicians, emergency department and hospital administration all stand to benefit, bringing an opportunity that companies such as IBM Watson Group, Honeywell Life Care Solutions, MultiCare Health System, and Envision Healthcare have all embraced.

“The National Institutes of Health lists nearly 500 clinical trials related to telemedicine, many of these utilizing mobile applications as one component of a system,” said Bruce Carlson, publisher of Kalorama Information. “So it´s not surprising that companies are looking to jump on the mobile telemedicine bandwagon.”

Recent partnerships include:

IBM Watson and Pathway Genomics have teamed up to provide users with personalized healthcare information for mobile devices.

MultiCare Health System announced in April its partnership with Doctor On Demand, a healthcare service that provides video visits with board-certified physicians, psychologists, and lactation consultants via smartphones, tablets, and desktop computers, to offer video doctor visits to patients in the state of Washington.

mHealth Markets Worldwide evaluates the professional healthcare market for mobile devices. All market data pertain to the global market with selective regional and country data. The base year for data was 2015. Historical data was provided for 2010 through 2014 with forecast data provided for the years 2016 through 2020. The forecasted market analysis for 2015-2020 was highly influenced by the uptake of new technologies in the health industry, government incentives and requirements, product marketing, availability, and demographic trends.

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