Growing awareness regarding loopholes of the conventional health-care delivery methods coupled with the rising trend towards personalized medicine is driving the growth of the global urgent care apps market. Rising penetration of internet and smartphones usage, growing investments to improve healthcare and network infrastructure, rise in 3G & 4G technologies, a surge in the number of mobile subscribers, and increasing demand for user-friendly, cost-effective technology is boosting the adoption of urgent care apps, which in turn, is positively impacting the market growth. Increasing penetration of mobile health apps, and presence of a large number of app developers are further driving the growth of the market. In August 2018, as per research published in NCBI, around 95.0% of the U.S. adult population possesses a mobile phone, with 64.0% of these adults owning smartphones.
Increasing demand for reducing in hospital admissions and improvement in hospital workflow is propelling the adoption of digital health technologies among the healthcare providers, which in turn, contributes towards the market growth. The increasing prevalence of chronic disease majorly diabetes, cardiovascular disorders, and obesity coupled with increased patient engagement and connectivity owing to higher adoption of digital health technology are promoting the market growth. According to the World Health Organization, in 2016, 39% of adults aged 18 years and above were overweight and 13% were obese. Moreover, growing consumer awareness regarding the benefits offered by urgent care apps such as reduced waiting times, fast service, convenience, and efficient accessibility is anticipated to boost the market growth in the future.
In addition, growing preference regarding patient-centric care among healthcare facilities globally, benefits offered by urgent care apps, such as chronic pain guidance, pain management function for panic situations, immediate appointment booking, and reduced hospital readmissions is expected to drive the growth of the global urgent care apps market.
Rising investments, partnerships, collaborations, mergers & acquisitions, and government initiatives are further boosting the adoption and demand for urgent care apps in the market. For instance, in July 2017, India Virtual Hospital launched IVH patient care app to support doctors in tracking, strengthening, and streamlining their Referral Patients’ Treatment Journey as well as Recovery Process. In September 2019, Duke Health launched Duke Health Anywhere, to support patients to receive 24/7 virtual urgent care. In March 2020, Epic launched a new mobile app in collaboration with OCHIN to provide emergency care for those who do not have immediate access to an EHR and are on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic.
Currently, the demand for urgent care apps has surged rapidly across the globe as a result of this Covid-19 outbreak. A number of emergency response management apps such as emergency outreach, emergency response operations, emergency exposure management, and emergency self-report are available to customers at no cost in order to fight the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide.
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