The first 2,130 surveys are in and R2G has released a preliminary infographic on its 2016 mHealth App Developer Economics Study. There is still time to add your voice to the study (it doesn't take long, I did it -Ed.).
A couple of selections from the full infographic:
mHealth through the patient journey
mHealth is good all through the patient journey, from information seeking to patient monitoring:
Health insurance firms to become gatekeepers
While the app stores are the place you actually download mHealth apps, the health insurance companies are expected to become the app gatekeepers in three years:
Other findings include (from R2G press release):
- 61% of respondents believe mHealth solutions may cut costs through therapy adherence, whilst 65% believe mHealth adoption could save costs by shortening or avoiding hospital visits.
- 42% of respondents thought doctors would be the mHealth distribution channel, down from previous years
The 2016 App Developer Economics Survey is open now and runs until the end of May 2016. Participants can win an Apple Watch or Samsung Gear, view results immediately upon completion and will be sent the final report upon publication later this year.
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