Insurance Technology Featured Article

GBI Research Predicts mHealth Market To Reach Value of $60 billion by 2015

January 22, 2013

GBI Research, provider of business intelligence reports, has released a new report, “Mobile Health (mHealth) - Enhancing Healthcare and Improving Clinical Outcomes,” which predicts that mHealth market will reach a value of $60 billion by 2015.

Over the past few years, mHealth, the facilitation of health-related information through mobile-enabled technologies, has grown substantially with usage by medical and public health authorities. The mHealth field has emerged as a sub-segment of eHealth, the use of information and communication technology such as computers, mobile phones, communications satellite and patient monitors for health services and information.

The GBI Research firm released a report that examines how mHealth has been applied by the pharmaceutical industry in drug development and by healthcare providers in developed and emerging economies to improve services and treatment outcomes. The report studies the budding role of mobile health, or mHealth, in developing countries, as mobile-enabled technologies such as mobile phones, laptops and tablets are facilitating the care of populations often in poverty.

It also highlights how technologies devised for the developed countries are not always suitable for developing countries, and the need for local communities to devise mHealth solutions to address local issues such as infectious diseases (dengue fever, AIDS/HIV and tuberculosis) and high infant and maternal mortality rates.

The officials at GBI Research said that they created this report by using data and information sourced from proprietary databases, primary and secondary research and in-house analysis by GBI Research’s team of industry experts.




Edited by Ashley Caputo

Article comments powered by Disqus

Related Insurance Technology Articles

Wolters Kluwer UK Selects Vlocity Insurance to Enhance Online Customer Experience

For several months the buzz around the insurance industry has been that insurers should have a sense of urgency about investing in technology, specifically those that enhance the customer experience-or suffer what some observers believe will be dire consequences for those who continue to be laggards. The message seems to be resonating as indicated by the announcement that cloud software solutions specialists, San Francisco, California-based Vlocity Inc., has been selected by the U.K. division of… [ Read More ]
05/21/2015

Flowfinity Partners with Marshall & Stevens on Improving Efficiency

While most companies believe that moving to digital services and mobile applications helps efficiency, there is now a new report that seems to underline that fact. Flowfinity Wireless, already a proven provider of enterprise mobile applications recently released a new case study that showed just how much this efficiency can be improved. This new report centered on the valuation consultancy firm, Marshall & Stevens. This firm took measures such as replacing scanned notes with mobile apps, which r… [ Read More ]
05/18/2015

Zenefits Fights Legal Obstacles in Business Model that Provides Free Software

Zenefits has found itself recently involved in several court battles with state insurance regulators over whether or not their business model constitutes an illegal rebate. It is the latest example of technology taking market share from an industry whose services are traditionally provided through brokers. [ Read More ]
05/12/2015

Guidewire Software and Capgemini to Improve Claims Processing for Zurich's UK General Insurance

In an article written on Computers and Animation Journal in 1969, computer scientist Edmund Callis Berkeley said, "Most problems have either many answers or no answer. Only a few problems have a single answer". If there is one business that seeks to find multiple answers to many of its questions, it is the insurance industry [ Read More ]
05/12/2015

Events

Weekly Live Demo
Contact Center Solutions

Register Today!