According to Accenture research, mobile solutions can save the US more than $23 billion by targeting patients with chronic diseases, and an expected $2,000-$3,000 per year in savings per disease member.1 It’s clear: mobile health (mHealth) is here. Patients want it, and practitioners will need to deliver it.
The explosion of smart phones, laptops, tablets and other mobile devices has opened new opportunities in healthcare. mHealth allows healthcare to be delivered cheaper and faster (if done properly). But like any trend that involves technology, it’s moving fast and changing every day. Those who want to unlock the value should initiate mHealth programs now, or the benefits may pass right by.
1Based on Accenture analysis and aggregation of early trial data of monitoring solutions in the marketplace.