India

By  Brian Dolan 09:33 am July 5, 2011
Asiacell, an Iraqi telecommunications company, announced this week the launch of a mobile health content download and SMS service, according to AMEinfo.com. The new service is part of a larger initiative by Asiacell for spreading health awareness throughout the Iraqi community. According to AMEinfo, Asiacell is "the first and largest private Iraqi telecommunications company and the only mobile...
By  Brian Dolan 07:10 pm September 22, 2010
About seven months ago India-based mHealth service provider mDhil said it had more than 150,000 paid users of its public health text message service. mDhil CEO and Founder Nandu Madhava told MobiHealthNews at the Mobile Healthcare Industry Summit in London that the service now counts more than 250,000 paid users. About 50,000 users are returning on a monthly basis, Madhava said. mDhil's text...
By  Brian Dolan 02:54 am June 10, 2010
BlackBerry-maker Research in Motion (RIM), has teamed up with Vodafone Essar in India and healthcare IT company Maestros to launch the eUNO R10, a device for mobile paramedics thats aids in the early detection and prevention of heart attacks. The dedicated devices record the cardiogram, connect to the Internet and send the ECG up to a medical records server, which then automatically pushes a...
By  Brian Dolan 05:36 am April 19, 2010
About 31 percent of people in India, or about 366 million, had access to improved sanitation in 2008, while some 545 million cell phones are connected to networks in the country, according to a recent UN report. The mobile networks in India are set for an upgrade to 3G service, which many healthcare companies plan to leverage to offer advanced mHealth services in the country, which already has a...
By  Brian Dolan 06:37 pm February 3, 2010
"Text messages -- SMS -- Can you create powerful content in 140 characters or less?" mDhil's founder Nandu Madhava asked during his presentation at the mHI event in Washington D.C. "My answer: Yes. Look at Twitter. Basic texts are not only for creating information, but also for creating change. I launched our service in March 2009 and we now 150,000 paid users have accessed our content. Do you...