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Mobile Health Applications Landscape: Best Practice Examples
Research2Guidance, January 2012, Pages: 45
This report concentrates on the mHealth market, examining the current status of the mHealth application market. It shows how today's mHealth applications are represented in major application stores and describes and clusters applications that are currently available.
The report investigates mHealth applications as a function of the total number of applications, the kinds of applications available, the relative size of the various categories and so on. The reader will gain a comprehensive picture of state of the mHealth market.
Best Practice examples are selected to illustrate either a typical application or an application that demonstrates current state-of the-art in mHealth application publishing.
The full report is 45 pages long and contains 9 figuress, 7 tables, and plenty of selected applications' screenshots.
Taken in the context of the smartphone market as a whole, the report describes and analyzes the mHealth applications market.
The first part of the report examines the current state of the mHealth smartphone applications market:
- the total number of applications per app store
- absolute numbers, share and distribution of mHealth applications per store and by platform
- overview on dominant mHealth application business models, share of paid applications per store
- the types (categories) of applications available
- the relative size of the various categories
- average application pricing in different app stores and by selected categories.
The second part of the report reviews 13 different categories of mHealth smartphone applications and provides 28 best practice examples. The chapter looks at:
- the potential target groups for each type of applications
- main objectives of application categories
- current pricing levels
- main use cases of existing applications
- overview of selected applications, representing current mHealth application publishing.
The Mobile Health Applications Landscape report helps the reader to obtain a comprehensive overview of the smartphone applications' current state and mHealth publishing potential.
LIST OF FIGURES
LIST OF TABLES
2 STATUS OF THE MOBILE HEALTH APPLICATION MARKET
2.1 MHEALTH APP PREVALENCE
2.2 MHEALTH APPLICATION PRICING
3 THE SMARTPHONE MHEALTH APPLICATIONS LANDSCAPE
3.1 GENERAL HEALTHCARE & FITNESS
3.1.1 Health tracking tools
3.1.2 Managing medical conditions
3.1.3 Medication compliance
3.1.4 Fitness and nutrition applications
3.2 MEDICAL INFORMATION
3.2.1 Diagnostic tools
3.2.2 Medical reference
3.2.3 Continuing medical education (CME)
3.2.4 Alerts and awareness
3.3 REMOTE CONSULTATION AND MONITORING
3.3.1 Remote monitoring
3.3.2 Remote consultation/collaboration
3.4 HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT
3.4.1 Logistical support
3.4.2 Patients' electronic health records (EHR/PHR)
3.5 SENSOR BASED APPLICATIONS
3.5.1 Health and wellness monitoring
3.5.2 Chronic condition monitoring
3.5.3 Diagnostic tools
4 ABOUT RESEARCH2GUIDANCE
LIST OF FIGURES
Figure 1: mHealth penetration in major application stores (Q2 2011)
Figure 2: Number of mHealth applications per application store (Q2 2011)
Figure 3: Number and share of mHealth applications per mobile platform (Q2 2011)
Figure 4: mHealth application category share (Q2 2011)
Figure 5: Share of total paid and free mHealth apps comparison 2011 vs. 2010
Figure 6: Number of paid and free mHealth apps per application store (Q2 2011)
Figure 7: Average price of paid mHealth and total applications per application store
Figure 8: Average price comparison of mHealth application by app stores: 2010 vs. 2011
Figure 9: Average price of paid mHealth applications per category (Q2 2011)
LIST OF TABLES
Table 1: mHealth applications categories
Table 2: Specifications for quick reference of mHealth application categories (Legend)
Table 3: General healthcare and fitness application metrics
Table 4: Medical information application metrics
Table 5: Remote consultation and monitoring application metrics
Table 6: Healthcare management application metrics
Table 7: Available sensor market overview
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