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Public Partnership- Mobile Healthcare India

Was busy the last weekend preparing for the GTF conference in Delhi.You can learn more about this by clicking on the emblem on the left . Government Transformation Forum is first of its kind forum aimed at enhancing collaboration and exchange of learning practices among the industry, academia, civil society organizations and the public sector in India. Through this forum, the organizers intend to keep the stakeholders abreast of the latest trends and cutting edge technologies so that the e‐Government programs are designed keeping in view the needs of the next generation. You can expect a lot of action here...

I was thinking while discussing the mobile health care concept with my peers, that if in case my Medical Insurance can't give me freedom from long waiting periods; my prescription delivered at home; Nurse and physiotherapy facility and continuous monitoring for my old parents and Real time Emergency Response in seconds, probably I will not opt for one.

But in India, is it too…

Move ahead on MHealth

I have many many people, many startups and several small and big firms working on mhealth today. UHC is coming into it, Vodafone, Ericcsson, Nokia and many others have already participated in the same. The upcoming news boards like mobihealthnews, telecareaware etc. are also up.WHO is into it, so is World bank, mhealth alliance is formed by UN and much much more. But why aren't we moving ahead on it ...what is required? The first thing is strategising. We need to go step by step especialliy in developing countries, coz here its the Operator's market unlike other countries.
What I and Vikas were debating about was whether you do the technical work (software) on the ground or build solutions beforehand. As usual, it depends on the circumstances of a particular situation and project. My belief is that each country should have a platform available for launching national health services.