What was the promise of reduced admissions and improved health outcomes in patients? This goal has not been achieved and is not happening how we thought it would.
How would we know? Is there data that says those who don’t use healthcare apps are less healthy? Probably. Is there data that indicates those who use healthcare apps are healthier? Probably.
So, what’s the problem?
Using the continuous mHealth-powered, patient-provider connection — is what drives the mobile healthcare market. However, the increasing wave of attracted app development and investments is expected to boost the market up to $102.35B by 2023.
Not enough data. Yet, there are hundreds of health and exercise applications, hundreds of millions of smartphone users who use such applications, so where is the data and what does it mean?
Maybe Apple knows.