Mobile Health Around the Globe: mHealth India Plans 2012 – Part I
Editor’s Note: Dr. Ruchi Dass is a renowned expert in the field of mHealth. She is an author, market researcher and business strategist on a large variety of plans and projects in India related to mHealth and Telemedicine. Dr Dass has represented India’s efforts towards bridging the economic and digital divide in Healthcare internationally.
Editor’s Note: Dr. Ruchi Dass is a renowned expert in the field of mHealth. She is an author, market researcher and business strategist on a large variety of plans and projects in India related to mHealth and Telemedicine. Dr Dass has represented India’s efforts towards bridging the economic and digital divide in Healthcare internationally. She sits on several advisory boards of leading mHealth companies and lectures on mHealth internationally. This post is from Dr Dass’s blog HealthCare India. Please also see Part II of this week’s Mobile Health Around the Globe which is an exclusive interview with Dr Dass in which she goes into greater detail about the future of mHealth.
Mobile Health is going to be a 3000 crore (editor’s note: about 557 million dollar) market in India by 2017. (Source PwC). M-health (use of mobile phones) and E-health are all set to make an entry into India’s primary health centres (PHCs) and sub-centres as the health ministry plans to go hi-tech. Healthcare industry is expected to show a strong growth of 23% per annum to become a US$ 77 billion industry by 2012. One of the largest sector in terms of revenue and employment has grown at 9.3% per annum between 2000-2009 with a current size at par with fastest growing developing country like China, Brazil and Mexico.Driven by various catalysts such as increasing population, rising income levels, changing demographics and illness profile with a shift from chronic to life style diseases, healthcare industry is expected to move to levels of US$ 77 billion in next 3 years. (Source: ASSOCHAM).
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