mHealth

m-Health is defined as the medical and public health practice supported by mobile devices, such as mobile phones, patient monitoring devices, personal digital assistances and other wireless devices. mHealth is already being used to monitor a variety of conditions including heart disease, diabetes, autism, insomnia and asthma. The   WHO/ITU programme aims to assist governments to use mobile components to reinforce their existing national health activities to prevent, manage, and treat non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and their risk factors

Benefits include:

Global mHealth Market was valued at $10.5 billion in 2014 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 33.5% during 2015-2020. The mHealth market is in its nascent stage and is expected to yield significant revenues with increasing awareness and favorable regulatory impositions specific to the quality and feasibility of mobile-based medical devices. Penetration of mobile phones in healthcare segment has had a significant impact on the overall healthcare industry.

 

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