E-health, including m-health, has become a area where key killer applications can utilise truly high-speed fixed broadband networks and improving mobile broadband networks and devices. BuddeComm believes that the alternative to not embracing e-health is to accept a significantly inferior healthcare service in the future. Countries that are lagging in broadband infrastructure developments are going to face, not just a telecoms dilemma – but, more importantly, they are going to face a health crisis. M-health initiatives are of special interest to developing nations which have more mobile penetration than fixed line and is also a growth area in the developed markets where smart phone penetration is higher.
The following report includes recent industry insights on the e-health and m-health sectors and provides a global market summary which incorporates trends, statistics and two case studies. The report is designed to provide current observations which may assist investors, analysts and industry participants in making investment and business decisions.
E-health is a key area of focus for M2M initiatives; Cloud computing developments are also being applied to e-health; M-health is also a growth area, especially wireless consumer monitoring devices; In late 2012 USAID and the mHealth Alliance joined forces to form a three-year public-private partnership called mPowering Frontline Health Workers; The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in Washington has advanced its wireless health care agenda by adopting rules that will enable Medical Body Area Networks (MBANs).