Mobile Health Communication Trends of 2013

Medical nurse uses a mobile phone in Accra, Ghana (Wikipedia).

Medical nurse uses a mobile phone in Accra, Ghana (Wikipedia).

2013 continues to be a dynamic year for the convergence of social networking, mobile computing, big data analytics, and cloud computing in the area of digital healthcare.

Previously, we noted that telehealth is expected to more than double by 2016, spurred by rising costs, provider shortages, and increased demand for healthcare. Here are a few more observations from the realm of mobile health.

Trends in mobilizing healthcare communications for 2013:

  • Great new health tools are fitting into our lives and bringing healthcare home.
  • Look for an increasing number of wearable, connected devices for self-tracking and health monitoring.
  • Expect to see major telecom providers bringing in-home and mobile health monitoring to the masses.
  • Look for healthcare system websites to transition to a mobile-friendly responsive web design that scales perfectly to the user’s mobile device.
  • Begin to see a shift in healthcare brands’ media spending from print to Internet to reach healthcare consumers seeking actionable information in the palms of their hands.
  • Watch the FDA and other regulatory agencies attempt to strike a tricky balance between the needs of consumers and the makers of mobile health applications.

Healthcare is one of the most critical and complex trending topics of 2013, with huge direct and indirect impacts on people, countries and communities. Mobile healthcare and the rapid change in digital information technology is further heightening its impact.

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About DeAnna Davidson

DeAnna Davidson is a proven technologist and business leader who is passionate about the power of mobile computing to revolutionize a business or industry, and dedicated to helping organizations use mobile, wireless, and web technologies to their advantage.

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