pRoJECTEd gRoWTh of dIgITAL hEALTh pUBLIShEd EvIdENCE
Published evidence of digital health will increase over 500
percent through 2022
• In 2018, approximately 340 digital health efficacy studies will be completed and published, continuing the trend
of building hard evidence to support digital tools and interventions.
• An acceleration of evidence building will bring an estimated 3,500 studies over the next five years and the incorporation of apps by major professional groups into practice guidelines.
• Alignment on the appropriate sets of features and safeguards for apps has emerged and technology innovators
are advancing into the field in significant numbers. Integration with provider workflows that occur in the next
five years will be critical to stakeholder adoption.
• The emergence of well-designed apps and mobile devices offers the potential to improve outcomes for patients,
sometimes at near-zero incremental costs.