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Healthcare tech swinging fast to the mobile

Industry starting to realise usefulness of smartphones: mHealth Alliance

Published Sun, Jan 12, 2014 · 10:00 PM
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THE world of healthcare technology is moving fast to the mobile, graduating from pilot projects to real strategic implementations, according to Patricia Mechael, executive director of global non-profit, the mHealth Alliance.

Ms Mechael told BizIT that as mobile phones have gotten more powerful, their ability to contribute to healthcare has come to the forefront.

And in Asia, where many users are coming to the Internet by way of the mobile first, plenty of innovative use cases have grown around mobile technology.

This is why more healthcare and technology organisations are roosting in Asia, because they want to learn from users here, and work with vendors in the region, she said.

The mHealth Alliance is hosted by the United Nations Foundation, and includes technology players HP and the GSM Association among its fo…

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