ideas, innovations and apps for social work in the age of smartphones and social media 

The Next Three Years Apps In Healthcare Will Skyrocket [INFOGRAPHIC]

The Spark Report – is a web publication by Demi and Cooper Advertising and DC Interactive Group – recently published this infographic on „MOBILE AND SMARTPHONES IN HEALTHCARE – A GROWING TREND“. Looking at the growing use of smartphones Mollie Ottenhof – writer at DC InteractiveGroup – concludes „that in the next three years, health app use will skyrocket“. Have a look at these interesting stats:

  • Smartphones in use worldwide surpassed 1 billion in 2012, with the next billion predicted to be in use by 2015.
  • Time spent on mobile apps increased by 120 percent from 2011 to 2012.
  • More than half of smartphone owners gather health information on their phones.
  • More than half of patients expect that apps and other mHealth services will make healthcare more convenient in the next three years

What does this development mean for social work?

One comment on “The Next Three Years Apps In Healthcare Will Skyrocket [INFOGRAPHIC]

  1. Pingback: What Developers Of Social Work Apps Can Learn From The Health Sector | MOBILE SOCIAL WORK

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Lutz Siemer

Lutz Siemer

Education, Research & Development in Social Work & IT After working as an alternative practitioner and psychotherapist in private practice for nearly ten years I stepped over to higher education in 2005. At Saxion University of Applied Sciences I lecture and do research and development in the area of Social Work, Psychology and IT. Currently I'm focussing on merging mobile technology and social work.

Personal Links

View Full Profile →

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.


Mobile Social Work on Twitter


Mobile Social Work on Facebook


Mobile Social Work on Google+


Social Mobile Work on Tumblr


Subscribe to Posts

The Fair(er) Phone:

FairPhone | A seriously cool smartphone. Putting social values first
%d bloggers like this: