March 17, 2014
Left to Right: Darrell West, Gigi Sorenson, Xiaohui Yu, a translator, and Haihua Li
The Chinese mobile health market is estimated at 1.8 billion renminbi (RMB) or $291 million and research firm iiMedia predicts it will hit 12.5 billion RMB, or $2 billion in 2017, according to a new report from the Brookings Institution on mobile health in the United States and China. The report goes on to say...
June 18, 2013
The mobile industry's GSM Association recently funded a survey of 2,000 healthcare providers, patients and consumers in four different countries to better understand the perceptions they had about mobile health. Obviously, a prerequisite for participating in the survey was an understanding or familiarity with mobile health, so those surveyed were a very particular group of providers and consumers...
May 28, 2013
Clinical results from the New Cities Foundation pilot study
A 2012 PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) report suggested that in the years to come, US mobile health development would trail developing countries like South Africa, India, and Brazil, and another PwC report predicted a $46.6 million health app market in Brazil by 2015. That Brazilian market has been the focus of a lot of attention lately,...
June 29, 2011
Click to watch the video of MobiHealthNews Contributing Editor Neil Versel interviewing Wendy Thomas
Last week, we reported that the organizers of the Mobile Health Expo, one of many fledgling conferences focused on m-Health, was going to start up a not-for-profit trade organization called the Mobile Health Association.
Depending on how you look at it, the new entity is either providing much-...
February 24, 2010
By Laurie Orlov, Aging In Place Technology Watch
Apocalypse and opportunity -- the bet is that we're not going to age well. Our favorite gloom-and-doom source, CNBC, has offered up today's Doomsday Boomer Prediction. Those boomers are going to be a healthcare nightmare: "They visit the doctor more, they consume more services, and they aren’t afraid to use their $7 trillion in collective wealth...
February 24, 2010
Source: UN Foundation's Flickr Stream
Last week at the GSMA's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, on the one-year anniversary of the formation of the mHealth Alliance, Orange Healthcare announced that it had joined the mHealth Alliance. Orange plans to leverage the Alliance's resources and partners to bring sustainable mobile health projects to scale in West Africa.
A year ago this month the...
February 16, 2010
Sleep respironics system wins GSMA award: At the GSM Association's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week, Philips and Cinterion won an award for best embedded mobile offering for their System One, mHealth respironics sleep therapy service. More
New Manhattan Research report on consumer health finds news content trumps social media: "With all the changes in media and healthcare, we think it...
February 15, 2010
In Barcelona, Spain right now much of the world's wireless industry is gathering for the Mobile World Congress event. This year there has been a noticeable uptick in news surrounding mHealth -- ahead of the announcements the GSM Association's Chief Marketing Officer published a contributed piece to the Financial Times that highlights the mHealth opportunity:
The greatest impact that wireless...
November 10, 2009
The 3G Doctor reports that the GSM Association has published its Mobile Manifesto for Europe, which explains the association's vision for the European mobile industry. Part of the manifesto includes a promise to “put in place a long term strategy for mobile use in healthcare” and to “provide confidence around investment for national health authorities,” according to the 3G Doctor blog. Here's the...