SOURCE: Healthx


April 02, 2012 06:00 ET

New Healthx Infographic Charts Mobile Healthcare Trends

INDIANAPOLIS, IN--(Marketwire - Apr 2, 2012) - According to a newly released infographic ( ) by healthcare solutions company Healthx, the rising trend in mobile healthcare apps is here to stay.

Healthx, which recently released its own mobile app to help healthcare payers connect with members, found that mobile apps in general have been downloaded almost 11 billion times since their introduction to the market. Specifically, the healthcare app market is gaining particular speed, with experts forecasting 142 million downloads by 2016.

The proliferation of healthcare apps can be credited to the way smart phone usage has skyrocketed in recent years. Last year, for the very first time, smartphone and tablet shipments to the U.S. exceeded those of desktop and notebook shipments. Furthermore, almost 75 million Americans reported owning a smartphone last year.

This technology shift has, in turn, revolutionized the way people consume healthcare information. Remote patient monitoring services using mobile networks is expected to become a nearly $2 billion market by 2014. Experts also predict mobile will become the most popular way of accessing the internet by that same year. Such statistics generate a promising atmosphere for upcoming changes in the U.S. care management model, including Accountable Care Organizations (ACO) and Patient Centered Medical Homes (PCMH).

The above evidence is what spurned the recent release of Healthx's mobile app, currently helping several payers discover new ways to engage members in their healthcare. Healthx released the mobile infographic to shed light on current technology fluctuations that are affecting the mobile and healthcare industries.

Healthx develops and manages the most widely adopted online portals and applications for the healthcare market. We provide SaaS solutions for payers and providers. We are a leading developer of self-service communication and data integration solutions that serve more than 130 payers and 39,000 groups, representing over 12 million individual lives. For more information, please visit

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