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12 trends for mobile health in 2012

Posted Mar 11 2012 11:06pm

Brian Dolan over at Mobilehealthnews has written a nice article on 12 trends for mobile health in 2012

The most obvious one is the adoption of smartphones and tablets

By the end of 2011, Nielsen expected half of the US population to own a smartphone. At the end of 2011 62 percent of 25 to 34 year olds had smartphones. About 53 percent of 35 to 44 year olds did. The fastest growing age group for smartphone adoption in the past year was the 55 to 64 year old age group. Adoption among this group went from 17 percent to 30 percent a year later. Similarly the iPad has had the fastest adoption rate of any consumer electronics device in history. We know that now more than 80 percent of physicians in the US have smartphones. Between 30 percent and 50 percent have tablets now depending on who you ask.

Personally I feel the adoption of mobile medical apps could be faster. Amongst my colleagues may use smartphones because it it trendy but when you ask them what medical apps they use, it’s either none or minimal usage. They might as well use a dumb phone!

from the Palmdoc Chronicles

12 trends for mobile health in 2012

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