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Distribution of global healthcare apps by functionality 2013

This statistic displays the distribution of healthcare apps worldwide based on functionality in 2013. There are 23,682 apps that are considered genuine healthcare apps, of these, 5,823 are intended to instruct the consumer. There are a large number of healthcare apps on the market and almost half dedicated for consumer use is free to download, however, many have just simple functionality. The mobile market is a major potential in remote monitoring that could allow for increased data collection.

Number of healthcare consumer apps worldwide by functionality in 2013*

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Release date

October 2013



Survey time period

June 2013

Supplementary notes

* Includes apps based on individual functionality.
Statistic is based on 43,689 apps available for download from the Apple iTunes App store as of June 2013. Of these, 23,682 apps were considered genuine healthcare apps.

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