There is a little value in creating apps that can’t connect to clinical workflows, other providers, common man and their specific networks. There are 20,000 plus mHealth applications in the major app stores today, and by 2015, it is projected that there will be 500 million mHealth app users worldwide. The smartphone penetration in India is increasing with 40 percent consumers accessing internet daily through smartphones; 34 percent of these users log in for more than half an hour each day.
HealthFore (www.healthfore.com), with support from HealthCursor Consulting Group (www.healthcursor.com) is focused on creating the common pipes through which data will flow. We understand the real value that is subsumed in healthcare data. mobile health apps provide D2C connect which empowers the end users with customised information, advice and also helps drive qualified referrals to the providers. It helps increase the overall patient satisfaction through follow ups and connected care all while reducing the overall cost of care. Unfortunately, most of today’s mHealth applications are limited in their ability to both access and share information because the data is sitting in silos, typically locked away in disparate, proprietary, redundant systems that are hard to integrate. After the successful launch of our Doctor on Call service, HealthFore intends to launch continuous, collaborative, connected point of care mechanisms. mHealth applications will be an integral part of this novel approach for offering quality healthcare on an anywhere, anytime basis.