In recent times, the Healthcare sector has risen up as one of the largest sectors in India, both in terms of revenue and job employment. Due to advancements and innovation, In India, the healthcare sector has growing rapidly. And, the reason behind this growth is – adoption of advanced and cutting-edge technologies like mHealth. According to reports, by 2020, the whole healthcare sector is expected to touch revenue of approx. US $280-$300. Due to rapid increase in the usage of Smartphones, tablets and digital devices among doctors and customers, mobile technology has penetrated deep and has provided a strategic opportunity in the healthcare sector. Mobile solutions are playing a critical role in Healthcare mobility solutions. Enterprise mobility platforms are required to exchange and secure confidential data of patients, doctors, hospital staff and customers etc. Since its inception, mobile technology is continuously changing the face of healthcare sector and is improving solutions and services, be it taking an appointment, regularly visiting to the doctor, checking reports online, or consulting over chats and video-conferencing, or getting reports at door step etc, thus, making patient’s life easier and healthier as well as making intricate processes simpler and hassle free. Let’s take a look at some of the advance changes that the healthcare industry has undergone after adopting mobility:
1) Mobile apps have helped doctors and end users to get connected anywhere, anytime, thus, reducing the amount of time taken and cost.
2) Adapting mobility solutions in healthcare has resulted in enhanced patient care, securing patient’s confidential data, reducing complexities in treatment, detecting diseases at an early stage etc.
3) Today mobile technology has provided strategic opportunity in every industry. And, healthcare is one of them. Because of its services including doctor’s visit at home, collecting samples and delivering reports at your door step etc. These services have proved to be helpful especially to elderly patients and pregnant women etc.
4) Ground-breaking mobility technology has also open doors of employment to lots of medical practitioners and doctors who are currently residing in urban or remote areas. The technology provides a pioneering platform to medical representative to connect directly with patients.
5) Today a lot of incredible mobile applications are available in the market, which can help people in uploading the doctor’s prescription and buying medical equipment etc. And, that too just with a push of a single button, which in turn, making life simpler and hassle free.
Apart from these technological advancements which we are witnessing in our daily lives, the modern healthcare industry is all set to implement the new technological trend i.e. Internet of Things and Wearables. And, soon they have become the latest trend in mobile technology. They are changing the way people are interacting with the surrounding. In recent years, IoT technology has grown tremendously and has helped lot of patients who are looking for regular and close monitoring. These pioneering technologies have become an exceptional equipment to gather data, which in turn, is helping doctors and physicians for further detailed analysis of the information, thus eliminating frequent visits of the physician and providing an automated data or information to them. And, that’s why IoT is helping in enabling a enhanced services to healthcare industries and also reducing the cost of such services, thus making it cost-effective to a larger portion of the population. Whereas, Wearable devices are helping patients in tracking and monitoring their health report. As the device gets connected easily with the mobile apps and helps in providing the crucial information to patients, thus acting as a personal fitness adviser.
So, IoT and wearables are still in their nascent phases and currently have been adapted enormously by healthcare and wellness sector. But at the same time, this innovative technology if tapped properly is going to be a game-changer for the healthcare sector both in terms of well-being and better business opportunities.