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Market Insight: Disruptive Change Is in the Making for Health Apps

Published: 06 September 2013

ID: G00250892

Analyst(s): Barry Runyon , Anurag Gupta , Jessica Ekholm


The health app market is growing in popularity. The balance between "supply side" innovation and "regulatory" supervision will evolve and impact all stakeholders (payers, providers, medical device companies, telecom providers and healthcare technology firms).

Table Of Contents


  • Health Apps
  • Popularity
    • Demand Side: "Pull" Effect by Base of Use and Low Cost for Consumers
    • Supply Side: Innovation and Financing "Pushing" Adoption

Background and Context

  • Used by Consumers for Wellness/Fitness Tracking
  • Used by Patients for Diagnosis and Monitoring
  • Used by Physicians
  • Used by Organizations
    • Health Providers

The Impact

  • Challenges
  • Safety
  • User Privacy
  • Regulation
    • National Regulators
    • Industry Self-Regulatory Associations


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