This yearly study reviews the current state and the future of mobile healthcare. In this year’s report more than 2,000 mobile health app developers, health managers, project managers were surveyed.

This free report contains an in-depth market analysis on the current status and future impact of mHealth app publishing, a breakdown of different app stores, breakdowns of who is publishing mHealth apps today, the business aspect of publishing healthcare apps and and outlook of how the market will look like in the future.

Key Takeaways:

- Medicine is a one of the strongest verticals for mobile app development.
- Health tracking devices have helped push the industry.
- The number of mHealth apps has more than doubled in the last 2.5 years to reach more than 100,000 apps (Q1 2014)
- The two leading platforms are iOS and Android
- Market revenue was 2.4bn for 2013, projected at 26bn by 2017
- Major Sources of revenue for mHealth apps are:
     - Services 69% - Subscription and pay-per-use
          - Chronically ill patients 31%
          -  Health and Fitness 28%
          -  Physicians 14%

- 6 Main Groups:
     1.  Traditional healthcare players
     2.  Helpers
     3.  Mobile app specialists
     4.  Connectors
     5.  Medical
     6.  Fitness specialists
 - There are 3 major reasons that may slow down the mHealth app market growth:

  • Information security issues
  • Lack of standards
  • An app discoverability problem

- Within the next 5 years the highest market potential will drift from fitness apps to remote monitoring and consultation apps. Within this period physicians and hospitals will be a top distribution channel for mHealth apps.

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