The healthcare industry correlated to other industries has been far slow to adopt mobility. Many reasons such as privacy, severe compliance regulations and patient privacy have been the reasons behind slow success rate in healthcare sector although phenomenal potential for growth. Often referred as mHealth, mobile healthcare specify to the delivery, facilitation and communication of health-related information through mobile and multimedia technologies using smartphones, tablets, PDAs and wireless infrastructure.
There is an apparent change in consumer behavior about healthcare information. Healthcare specialist are more open to using mobile technology, collecting and accumulating data, and monitoring with patients. With nearly 90% healthcare providers maintaining mobile devices to engage with patients, mobile healthcare is gaining momentum. On the other hand, mobile technology also provides patients easy and reliable access to information and services that allows them to play an essential role in the management of their own as well as their family members’ health.