'Healthy prospects' for mHealth

‘Huge volumes of data (doubling every six months according to PwC–Ed.) have been gathered but not put to work; not exploited in an integrated way to improve the efficiency and quality of performance of the healthcare provision network.’

‘…healthcare is some ten to 15 years behind sectors like manufacturing and finance in the adoption of IT…’

‘Now you find doctors starting to use these devices faster than they can be supported by their IT departments. Which opens the door for the mobile operators. They, after all, are already selling basic connectivity services to hospitals… And they are selling doctors the consumer products that they want to take professional. But they cannot serve this sector alone. Operators may have the relationships and the technology-but they can’t cover all the bases in this complex ecosystem.’