The health sector is a potential glodmine for mobile applications

Tuesday 11 May 2004 13:08 CET | News

A new report, MOBILE HEALTHCARE: MOBILE AND WIRELESS STRATEGIES FOR FUTURE HEALTHCARE PROVISIONING published by Baskerville, points out that it is the providers of healthcare, rather than the consumers, that will be the major users of mobile healthcare applications in the future.

Mobile technology is certain to have a profound impact on … healthcare, although the older age groups tend to be the least enthusiastic users of mobile technology, it is the needs of an ageing population that will drive an important part of mobile healthcare development. Mobile technology will have a powerful ally in health policy makers who believe home visits can provide cheaper and better healthcare, particular in caring for the elderly unwell. Case studies in the report show that mobile applications are already making significant cost and time savings in hospitals and for emergency service providers. What is clear is that the health services sector employs large numbers and many of these could have a use mobile or wireless technology to improve their working practices - a potential goldmine for the company that can develop the right mobile applications.

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