Mobile Health - the shift underway is global, human and accelerating

Posted by Randy Rountree on Mon, Jul 16, 2012

Written by Randy Rountree, EVP of Global IT & Strategic Alliances

I began following mobility and medicine at least nine years ago when the research was on potential of PocketPCs, Palms and networks like LAN and WAN and we wondered if doctors would ever want a mobile device with them at all times.

Today, the shift to mobile health is a certainty. According to a recent study conducted for PwC GlobalHealthcare, “Widespread adoption of mobile technology in healthcare, or mHealth, is now viewed as inevitable in both developed and emerging markets around the world.” At the end of 2011, analyst firm Berg Insight calculated there were around 2.2 million patients using mHealth worldwide.

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