The preliminary results of our study show that Denmark is among 25 EU countries performing the best in mHealth adoption by doctors and patients.
The results are based on the 2015 mHealth App Developer Economics study which is the largest mHealth study conducted by research2guidance and HIMSS. The study will uncover the current status and trends of the global mHealth app market and for the first time it will also focus on mHealth market readiness of EU countries. It aims to distinguish which countries are already well prepared for mHealth app business, which countries are attractive for app developers and what are the main barriers for a market entry.
There are six criteria which we consider in evaluating the market readiness of a country:
In the eHealth adoption indicator Denmark seems to be the most eHealth friendly country followed by Finland and Spain. Those countries have in common high level of digitalization in doctor’s offices and have above average patient’s usage of mobile and internet technologies for searching health information and making doctor’s appointments online.
Preliminary results from the mHealth App Developer survey also provide interesting insights into mHealth market readiness and attractiveness:
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