SOURCE: Simba Information

Simba Information

October 21, 2009 16:26 ET

Health Professions to Benefit Exponentially as Wireless Adoption Proliferates

STAMFORD, CT--(Marketwire - October 21, 2009) - The health care sector and small businesses will prosper the most from widespread implementation and use of wireless broadband, according to 'Wireless Information in Professional Markets 2009-2010,' the latest strategic market report released today from Simba Information, a leading media industry forecast and analysis firm.

By 2012, the percentage of U.S. physicians using smartphones will increase to 81%. The current rate of penetration is 64%. Productivity improvements due to use of mobile broadband solutions across the U.S. health care industry are valued at almost $7 billion. That number is expected to triple by 2016 to $27.2 billion.

The professional segment within the wireless industry is growing, but has been losing its share of total revenue due to the explosive growth of sales to consumers. Due to this loss in share, Simba estimates approximately 33% of the wireless industry, including all service and device sales, is generated by the professional market.

The market for critical business and professional information delivered via cell phone or PDA might be the most exciting application to spring out of the technology revolution. Adoption of these services has already taken hold in the fields of law, health care and finance, but its full potential has not yet been met. This report focuses on market penetration, usage patterns, pricing, end-user segment profiles, major players, emerging technologies and the challenges this market will face as it continues to evolve. Report sections include:

--  Overview and Market Size
--  Core Technology and Devices
--  Wireless Information in Professional Markets
--  Global Networks & Carriers
--  Outlook and Market Projections
    

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