The healthcare industry is primed to take advantage of what smartphone billing has to offer.
Consumer industries has shown considerable growth potential for mobile payments in everything from coffee shops to utility providers, and the healthcare industry has not failed to take notice of this opportunity.
That said, healthcare has been slower to adopt these billing techniques than other areas.
However, there are a number of different factors that are coming into play in 2013, which could cause this year to be a highly meaningful one for mobile payments, to the point that it will likely start to open up for use among medical providers and patients, even though this is one of the last industries to take part.
It is no real mystery why healthcare has taken as long as it has to take part in mobile payments.
Despite the potential that is available to hospitals and physicians who could use mobile payments, the industry is highly regulated and is traditionally resistant to taking on changes that don’t have to do with care. Growing pressures on physicians and hospitals to boost their revenues have, however, started to force an increasing number of them to take on more billion options.
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This year, the medical industry is more likely than ever to take on mobile payments due to a number of different factors that are now coming into play, and which were not present as a whole, in previous years.
The introduction of a number of different point of sale mobile payments options has made a considerable difference in the ability to use the technology. Moreover, it is also possible for bill pay techniques to work with smartphones, to provide a double pronged approach to using this technology.
As a number of companies – primarily Starbucks – grow the use of mobile payments in a number of different ways, from barcode scans to digital wallets, consumers are becoming more comfortable with their use and are expecting them in a larger number of locations. This is increasing the trust that people feel for the technology and is boosting their willingness to use it in more places.