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 Tuesday, 19 June 2012

A recent survey by PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers) on emerging mHealth reveals that India ranks 2nd place in adopting the mobile healthcare among the 10 other countries, as reported by WatBlog.  Over 60 percent of doctors and consumers are relying on mHealth in the country according to the survey.
As per the report, a study called Emerging mHealth: Paths for Growth recorded that in countries which are developing, developed and emerging rely on mHealth as they are easily available on mobile subscription, convenient & easy and a route to increased healthcare.  Also according to PwC, the impact of such widespread mobile healthcare on healthcare delivery could be significant and fundamentally alter traditional relationships within the healthcare industry. PwC have recently speculated that mHealth market will be $535.9 million market in the next 5 years.
A source from PwC was quoted as saying that mHealth is the future of healthcare, deeply integrated into delivery that will be better, faster, less expensive and far more customer-focused.

Source: Wireless Federation.