Although this infographic represents data sampled from the EU, it mirrors many findings of studies published about US consumers and our healthcare industry. Populations are aging, and disease states like diabetes are increasing. This is leading to increased healthcare expenditures, and shortages of providers. While mHealth isn’t a silver lining that will solve all problems, it does offer hope. Mobile devices are becoming ubiquitous and have the ability to assist the healthcare industry. One key figure is #9: a 20% reduction of emergency admissions. This is one of the primary areas where mHealth holds promise as a remote monitoring and compliance tool which both decreases costs (by keeping people out of the hostpital) and increasing positive outcomes.
For reference purposes, the current exchange rate is approximately 1 Euro = 1.3 US Dollars. This infographic was produced and originally posted by Qualcomm Life.