Research Report - Volume 2017, Number 01, March 8, 2017

Mobile Health Apps and the Needs of People with Disabilities: A National Survey

Mobile health (mHealth) technology is taking on a critical role in health care in the U.S. as maturing technologies grow increasingly capable of supporting the needs of health care providers to focus on population health instead of traditional fee‐for‐service models. Direct investment in mHealth technologies has grown substantially in recent years, as has merger and acquisition activity. Meanwhile large vendors of mainstream consumer technology (e.g., Apple, Google, Microsoft, Samsung) have dedicated more resources to mHealth solutions, particularly in the area of fitness and activity tracking, but also medical solutions.