Our analysis of mHealth reveals mobile is positioned to have a huge impact on how healthcare is delivered. It offers opportunities to address one of the most pressing global challenges: making healthcare more accessible, faster, better and cheaper.


Mobile is accelerating trends in healthcare

Three major trends already happening in healthcare lend themselves to the revolution in mobile technology:

  • Ageing population: Ageing populations and chronic illness are driving regulatory reform. Public sector healthcare is seeking better access and quality, and it's looking to the private sector for innovation and efficiency. mHealth improves access and quality, and offers dramatic innovation and cost reduction.
  • Foundations already in place: The foundations of industrialisation of healthcare are already in place — electronic medical records, remote monitoring and communications. ‘Care anywhere’ is already emerging. The platform for mHealth is set.
  • Personalisation: Healthcare, like other industries, is getting personal. mHealth can offer personal toolkits for predictive, participatory and preventative care.

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Emerging mHealth: Paths for growth

This report compiles stakeholders' views on mHealth and offers a comprehensive look at the full mHealth landscape, including its potential in developed and emerging markets, the barriers to adoption, and its impact

Explore key findings:

The global mHealth market opportunity and sustainable reimbursement models

In the final issue, we discuss how the mHealth market will grow to nearly $23 billion by 2017 and how organisations can capitalise through scalable business models.

Owning the disease

In the fifth issue, we explore how medical technology companies can adapt to the changing marketplace by adopting a new business model that focuses on the entire patient experience instead of just episodes of care.

Interoperability: An essential component for scalable mHealth

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.

How supportive is the regulatory framework for mobile health applications?

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.

mHealth Insights: How is mobility driving business for pharmaceutical companies?

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.

mHealth Insights: Intelligent healthcare through mHealth

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.