Leveraging mobile devices to improve healthcare | Mohammed Dalwai | TEDxCapeTown

Leveraging mobile devices to improve healthcare | Mohammed Dalwai | TEDxCapeTown

The top ten mobile health apps produce 4 million free and another 300,000 paid downloads each and every day. Not only is there a market for this type of app, but the market is large and strong.

By next year, 50% of all smartphone users will have a health app on their phones! By next year the entire mobile health market will total $26 billion.

Here are the most popular medical apps that users generally download:

  • Weight loss (50 million)
  • Exercise (26.5 million)
  • Women’s health (10.5 million)
  • Sleep and meditation (8 million)
  • Pregnancy (7.5 million)
  • Tools and instruments (6 million)
  • Other (18 million)

It seems like doctors are resigning themselves to the inevitable, namely that medical apps are the future, and they want to be part of that. According to the Research Now Group, nearly 50% of doctors will introduce medical apps to their practice in the next five years. This is more good news for patients, as it seems that the last thing patients want is for doctors to resist this sea change.

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