First, the good news: a growing class of mobile health apps are helping people do everything from lose weight to manage diabetes to chat and talk with doctors in real time. Investment in the sector is expected to increase by 25 percent for the next five years and, according to Chilmark Research, it could exceed $1.1 billion by 2017. But healthcare innovation experts say the vast majority of mobile apps fail to engage consumers and the category as a whole has yet to win over doctors. Read the full story at Giga OM.
Mobile health is taking off but what’s still in its way?
Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).