With thousands of apps available to consumers and mobile solutions being used in almost every medical center across the country, mobile health technology is a big industry projected to continue growing over the next few years. Statista reports that the global mobile health market will generate an estimated $28 billion in 2018.
According to The Economist, continued development of mobile health solutions is a major point of emphasis among investors, which have poured more than $6 billion into startup funding in 2017. Mobile apps for healthcare are part of a bright future for the medical industry, but mobile’s history in serving healthcare goes back decades. Here’s a look at important mobile innovations that continue to serve the healthcare industry today.