The enterprise mobility is the new success mantra to hit the healthcare industry. A range of healthcare applications is being developed to help deliver healthcare through a variety of mobile devices. The new mobile technology is bringing healthcare and mobile devices together for the betterment of the humans in the modern era.
With the emerging mobile device technology, it has become a lot easier to provide accurate information related to healthcare in a speedy manner. However, there are several types of challenges as well that often make the seamless integration of the enterprise mobility in healthcare a difficult proposition. Still, a huge development is under way to take advantage of the mobile technologies to make healthcare more approachable and widespread for the masses.
It is expected that smartphone users will quickly realize the importance of using their devices to access healthcare related information. Several kinds of health, fitness and wellness apps are being developed and a significant number of smartphone users have started downloading them onto their devices. Besides end-users, physicians themselves rely on these apps to access and share information. Healthcare providers have started taking help of the apps to monitor the health of their patients and provide medications/suggestions when needed. Moreover, it helps them gather important data to quickly analyze the health of a patient.
More importantly, the enterprise mobility helps patients to remain connected with their healthcare provider(s) in an ‘anytime, anywhere’ environment. Even in case of an emergency, one can quickly get connected with a doctor and can get the necessary consultation immediately.
Besides delivering healthcare and information, the enterprise mobility is adding greatly in the healthcare management and administration. The hospital administration can easily streamline the entire hospital management using apps. It also helps in creating a collaborative work environment by improving the coordination between different hospital staffs, doctors and the management.
In recent years, the new trends of the mobile and internet technologies have influenced many industries. The healthcare sector is quickly gaining from the emerging technologies, from delivering information to ensuring a better communication between patients and healthcare professionals. The trend is going to continue with more developments to hit the healthcare sector.
In future, mobile devices could be used for creating awareness on healthcare issues, from common diseases to epidemic outbreaks. For instance, the mobile technology could be used to disseminate information about the Ebola outbreak and what precautionary measures one could take to restrict its occurrence. The mobile messaging could be used to spread awareness to counter infectious diseases, without reaching the affected communities physically. This could be a vital feature of the enterprise mobility that could add to its widespread use in the healthcare.
The mobile technology will prove more advantageous for the healthcare professionals, as it will give them an opportunity to reach a wider population in future. As per an estimate, about 30% of the smartphone users in 2015 will start using one or other mobile application for their healthcare purpose. With the growing smartphone user base, more and more people will start taking advantage of the mobile technologies to get connected with the healthcare providers.
More importantly, the technology will become more capable and developers will become more innovative in the future. The newly introduced bio-metric sensor and better charting and data presentation features will enable healthcare professionals to offer services in a more efficient manner. Useful mobile solutions will help people to improve their fitness and health. More importantly, it will create a better background for a personalized healthcare where a person will remain connected to his/her doctor in a 24/7 environment.