Health Care Sector Leads Mobile App Adoption

Businesses that rely on mobile technology for productivity increases and better customer service also need mobile strategies to govern how this technology will fit into their overall framework. The health care sector is one example of an industry that appears to be leading the way in this regard.

An online survey of 200 IT decision makers from health care organizations in the U.S., U.K., France and Germany found that 82 percent have put a mobile strategy in place, according to a report by Health Data Management. This appears to largely be a response to the rapid rate by which doctors and other providers have been making use of mobile apps. In fact, the number of health care apps that respondents develop is expected to increase by 52 percent over the next year.

"Survey respondents said that they planned to increase their budgets by 15.5 percent."

However, the biggest obstacle that the industry faces is not developing brand new apps, but rather updating existing ones so they can continue to operate on and communicate with the latest devices, according to Healthcare Informatics. To do all of these things, survey respondents said that they planned to increase their budgets by 15.5 percent.

Deploying new and existing apps in a manner that is both effective and secure can be a challenge. In a hospital setting, the requirements for securing patient medial records demand technology that can operate without being vulnerable to hacking and other breaches.

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