IMS report: users download 1.25b mHealth apps in 2016


 IMS report: users download 1.25b mHealth apps in 2016

The experts from the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics found out that the amount of downloaded mobile mHealth applications increased by 5% in the USA in 2016. As to the globe, this figure grew by 13%. Totally, users downloaded 1.25 billion mHealth applications in 2016.

Mobile fitness services appeared to be the most popular (36% of all downloads). Applications monitoring health indicators took the second place (24%). Services helping to overcome stresses and lose weight (17% and 12%) also joined top downloaded offers.

Only 10% of health mobile services can be connected to various medicine gadgets (for instance, devices for pressure measuring, cardiography etc.).

IMS analysts also estimated efficiency of mHealth applications using their own AppScript platform. The latter determined Depression CBT Self-Help Guide as the most useful one. This service allows users to overcome depression on their own.

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