developing markets

By Jonah Comstock December 7, 2012
Mark Blatt and Ebenezer Appiah-Denkyira Texting programs for health education in developing countries have been around for over a decade, but several factors are bringing global health efforts to a new scale in 2012, including increasing mobile adoption in developing countries and an increased spirit of collaboration. Nafis Sadik, a United Nations Foundation board member, has worked with the UN...
By Neil Versel February 16, 2012
A few months back, Eric Dishman, chief healthcare strategist and director of health policy for the Intel-GE Care Innovations joint venture, spoke to me about how mobile and wireless healthcare technologies showed promise for what he called "virtual care coordination." As Dishman explained, "In a world in which there's not going to be enough doctors and nurses and hospital beds to take care of an...
By Neil Versel August 25, 2011
If you read MobiHealthNews, you undoubtedly know about GE Healthcare's Vscan pocket ultrasound, available for about $8,000, or less than one-tenth the cost of a traditional ultrasound machine. But did you realize that the impetus for shrinking ultrasound technology to handheld size came from GE's efforts at cracking the Chinese market? In a shining example of what GE CEO Jeffrey Immelt and...
By Brian Dolan March 1, 2010
Amir Jafri, COO, West Wireless Health Institute The West Wireless Health Institute (WWHI) announced that former Cardinal Health executive Amir Jafri has joined the Institute as its chief operating officer (COO) and former UN Foundation executive Mitul Shah has joined the WWHI as its senior director of programs and partnerships for engineering. Jafri begins immediately, while Shah will take his...
By Brian Dolan November 3, 2009
During a keynote at the Foundation for the NIH's mHealth Summit in Washington D.C. last week, Ambassador Eric Goosby announced that the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) had joined the mHealth Alliance, a consortium created by the Vodafone Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation and the UN Foundation. PEPFAR is now a founding member of the Alliance. PEPFAR's participation in the...
By Brian Dolan June 5, 2009
By Lisa Stiles, Talstone Group, organizing sponsor of HealthCampNash At last week's inaugural HealthCampNash in Nashville, TN, Paul Meyer, co-founder, president and chairman of Voxiva, led with a keynote presentation, called "Mobile Health - Lessons from Around the World," which included a number of case studies from developing markets as well as a sneak peak of Voxiva's plans in the U.S. Since...
By Brian Dolan March 9, 2009
Despite technology's promise and anecdotal evidence pointing to its potential, mHealth has not seen many rigorous evaluations that have measured its ability to affect clinical outcomes. Process outcomes are clear: mHealth can save time and money, increase the number of reported health events, increase the number of patients enrolled and so forth. But can mHealth help save lives, too by reducing...

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