Smartphone health apps to reach 462 million users worldwide by 2015: study

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The Friday forecast is from yet another part of the much-discussed research2guidance mobile health study [TA 2 Dec]. iHealthBeat conducted a panel analysis which sees these changes by 2015:¬†1.4 billion smartphone users, 1 in 3 (462 million) using at least one health application; young docs ‘chomping at bit’ to use new technologies;¬†paradigm shift will leave most CIOs at a loss on integration thus major problems down this short road; app payments will shift from download to subscription for service models; FDA also ‘chomping’ at regulation. Use of mobile health apps expected to skyrocket…