PwC continues the discussion about mobile health (mHealth) with mHealth Insights, a series of articles that delve deeper into the issues presented in Emerging mHealth: Paths for growth, a PwC-commissioned global survey about mobile health conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit. The articles will examine our analysis of the trends, opportunities and barriers in mHealth. mHealth Insights' first instalment was in September 2012, and will follow every two months.
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This first installment explores how mHealth is enabling a new paradigm where applications use artificial intelligence to simulate the decision-making process, and the challenges developers must overcome to ensure solutions are useful for patients.
In this second issue, we discuss ways pharmaceutical and medical device companies are using mobility to engage internal and external stakeholders and what elements need to be in place for an effective mHealth strategy.
Regulatory bodies in the United States and the European Union are beginning to increase scrutiny over mHealth solutions but over 150 countries have yet to develop regulatory frameworks or guidance.
PwC's mHealth explores the current state of interoperable systems, why they are so important to mhealth, and how open systems can benefit providers, payers and new device entrants.
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