We’re now one month into 2016, January is finally over (yay) and we’ve all got a pretty good idea as to how the year ahead is shaping up.
In mHealth, the year is looking like it’s going to be a good one, full of new developments, patient driven healthcare and self-management systems.
You can expect to see big things from mHealth, and here’s the 2 main features of 2016…
Patient Driven Healthcare
The main thing you’ll see this year is the drastic change in the market, with more focus being on patients themselves.
There’s a somewhat invasion of consumer technology and we’re expecting to see this being utilised within the industry.
Consumer technology is going to be a key feature for mHealth going forward, because let’s face it, with the introduction of wearables, fitness trackers, mobile apps and more, mHealth is living up to its name.
The consumer is going to be the key focus of this new, personalised, marketplace, and we can’t wait.
Self Management Apps
With more consumer technology and more focus on the patients and consumers, it makes sense that the second biggest mHealth trend this year will be self-management apps.
You’re bound to have noticed the recent surge in mHealth, self-management and fitness tracking apps. They’re pretty unavoidable, but they’re also pretty useful and extremely popular.
Don’t expect their popularity to slow down anytime soon, in fact, you can expect to see more of them.
There’s going to be a strong correlation between patient focussed healthcare and self-management services and apps.
Getting into mHealth
If you’re thinking about creating an mHealth app then now is the time to do so.
If you have an idea or project you’d like to discuss with us then get in touch today, check out our mHealth services and have a look at our previous mHealth project, Upbeat.