Sunday, 6 June, 2010

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.




Governments should either enable the process by working hand-in-hand or fund and get out of the way of the private industry. Just like roads and electric grids, health platforms should be a matter of national importance and unless there is this realization, the fragmentation of technology will continue.
Thanks a lot for the consulting opportunities, I will get back to you one by one. Thanks for bearing with me. In case you are looking for face to face meetings, I shall be presenting at mhealth conference and Expo, 14th-15th september in UAE. for more see http://www.m-healthconference.com/

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