M Health Making Connected Healthcare A Reality
We live in a connected world today where the number of wireless subscribers is almost equal to the population of the planet. Mobile health (mHealth) is an attractive solution that leverages the ubiquity of mobile devices to address one of the most pressing global challenges – making healthcare more accessible, efficient, and affordable. In fact, a PwC and GSMA study predicts that global mHealth revenues will increase by nearly six-fold to $23 billion by 2017. According to a PwC and GSMA report, remote health monitoring services and applications are expected to represent 65% of the market in 2017, driven primarily by the rapidly ageing population in developed countries and the high levels of chronic disease in emerging markets.