mHealth: Mobile technology poised to enable a new era in health care

by Paul Chabot, John Farenden, Bill Fera et al.
EYGM Limited, November 2012

54 pp. 1.9 MB:$FILE/mHealth%20Report_Final_19%20Nov%2012.pdf

Behavioural change and treating patients outside the four walls of traditional provider institutions have evolved as core to a health care industry vision of treating patients wherever they are (the third place), while enhancing patient outcomes and lowering cost. This is where smart mobile technology comes in: its ubiquity (90% of the world’s population was within reach of a mobile network in 2010) and the proven ability of smartphones and tablets to effect behavioural change have placed smart mobility at the centre of an information technology-enabled vision of health care’s future.

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