Healthcare goes mobile

Mobile health (mHealth) solutions that allow patient consultation and monitoring, among other benefits, are surging in popularity as the spread of smartphones and tablets expands according to a new report.

The latest research states that the global mHealth market was worth $1.2 billion in 2011, but will jump in value to reach $11.8 billion by 2018, climbing at an impressive Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 39%.

mHealth involves the use of mobile applications and devices to monitor a patient