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Healthcare can benefit greatly from mobile technologies, given that it takes place in a wide variety of settings. However, both enterprises and vendors must take a pragmatic approach to the range of uses by both staff and patients.


  • Hardware choices for mobile healthcare should be made by, or with strong input from, the professionals who will actually use the equipment.

Features and Benefits

  • Learn how healthcare providers and patients are using mobile solutions to address health issues.
  • Understand the different approaches to mobility in different settings.

Key questions answered

  • How are healthcare providers making use of mobility solutions?
  • How are patients using mobility solutions to manage chronic health issues?

Table of contents


  • Catalyst
  • Ovum view
  • Key messages


  • Recommendations for enterprises
  • Recommendations for vendors

Professional use of mobile technologies on-site: the smartphone answer

  • A smart choice of hardware
  • Moving to the small screen
  • Are hospitals fit for wireless?

Professional use of mobile technologies off-site: cheap and secure

  • Taking care in the community
  • Emergency support

Patient use of mobile technologies: keep it simple and open

  • Virtual by appointment
  • Gathering data


  • Methodology
  • Further reading
  • Author

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