The healthcare industry is constantly faced with challenges coming from all sorts of angles; from juggling tight budgets while still delivering safer patient care, to running a quick yet efficient service.
Recently, the healthcare sector has started to pay attention to the multitude of benefits that mobile app technology can offer, so we have created an informative infographic outlining the current state of the UK's healthcare sector and how modern technology can benefit this industry for generations to come.
THE ROLE OF SMARTPHONE APPS IN THE HEALTHCARE SECTOR
Bìh men and women live an average of 10 years longer than they did before the creation of
the NHS in 1948, however the healthcare sector is under an enormous amount of pressure to
deliver an exceptional service which is free at the point of use.
NHS NET EXPENDITURE
& regulatory burdens
However, how can this be achieved when...
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HEALTHCARE APPS ARE AN IDEAL SOLUTION AND HAVE
BEEN STEADILY INCREASING IN POPULARITY, ALONGSIDE
THE RISE IN SMARTPHONE AND TABLET USAGE
Clinicians are 250% more likely to
own a tablet than ìher consumers
40% of healthcare professionals said
tablets help cut down time spent on
88% of healthcare professionals want
patients to monitor their own health
Safer patient care
The year the NHS
aim to be paper free
2 OUT OF 3 NURSES AND MEDICAL STAFF STILL RELY ON
HANDWRITTEN NOTES AND CORRIDOR CONVERSATIONS
TO COMMUNICATE VITAL PATIENT INFO
OF THESE HAVE NO
WI-FI ACCESS, YET...
BELIEVE THAT HAVING ACCESS TO
WI-FI WOULD IMPROVE THEIR ABILITY
TO PROVIDE BETTER PATIENT CARE
THE AVERAGE GP
THE NHS £25
EACH VISIT TO A
WALK-IN CENTRE COSTS
THE NHS £63+
A VISIT TO A&E CAN
COST THE NHS £59-117
mHealth is big news, and here's why...
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Using smartphones and healthcare apps can benefit bìh the public and healthcare
professionals, thanks to their versatility, familiarity and convenience.
THE PUBLIC CAN USE
HEALTHCARE APPS TO:
CLINICIANS CAN USE
HEALTHCARE APPS TO:
Track their fitness
Calculate their BMI
and calorie intake
Check their symptoms before
seeking medical help
Globally, 1.2 billion smartphone users
have health conditions which could be
managed through smartphone apps
Access medical records
Quickly search through
emergency procedure handbooks
View and edit staff
and board papers
The 1.3 million NHS staff members could
benefit from less paperwork, faster access to
information and having access to e-Learning
There are currently
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medical apps available for Android and Apple devices
Medical apps on Google Play:
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Apple is rumoured to be developing a HealthBook app for iOS8, which
will give the user feedback through their mobile device about aspects
of their health and fitness, such as heart rate, activity levels and nutrition.
On account of the growing interest in healthcare apps combined with the
popularity of wearable technology, mHealth is due to transform healthcare for
medical professionals and the general public alike.
Apps will be used in healthcare 'as oíen as antibièiç': http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2014-04/29/wired-health-bruce-hellman
Healthcare and technology statistiç: http://ansonalex.com/infographií/healthcare-and-technology-statistií-2012-infographic/
Statistiç on the use of mHealth: http://www.beckershospitalreview.com/healthcare-information-technology/6-statistií-on-the-use-of-mhealth.html
NHS A&E charges: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/nhs-accident-emergency-charges-one-2982132#ixzz30Ss6ui8Z
NHS statistiç: http://www.nhsconfed.org/priorities/political-engagement/Pages/NHS-statistií.aspx
DDooccttoorrss nnooww uussee ssmmaarrttpphhoonneess aatt wwoorrkk:: http://mhealthwatch.com/8-in-10-doctors-now-use-smartphones-at-work-21230/
65 facts about the NHS: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/nhs-65th-birthday-65-fascinating-2015188
iOS statistiç: http://148apps.biz/ apple
Android statistiç: http://www.appbrain.com/
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