Mobile phone is not a new phenomenon and it is a known fact that most of us are addicted to mobile. Mobile devices could very soon replace the personal computers as primary means for checking emails. They are considered as the primary avenue for consumer-spending and have the capability to be the next central market place.
Almost every adult American owns Cell Phone and more than half own smartphones with numbers only increasing everyday. Around 56% of adult Americans own smartphones and nearly 4 in 5 smartphone users check email on their devices. Mobile usage by American adults has gone up from 73% in 2006 to 91% now.
Hence, it is no surprise that around 52% of the companies let people sign up for text alerts about their products and services. Even, healthcare organizations are looking to introduce and expand telehealthcare programs to manage their patients in a better way.
Approximately 31% of all mobile users rely on their devices to get health and medical information online. The above infographic shows the implications for healthcare organizations willing to introduce the concept of telehealth programs. Wireless technology, data monitoring and world wide web are among the top technologies used in telehealth programs.