PwC: Asia-Pacific mHealth market at $7 billion by 2017

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Ed. Donna isn’t surprised at the explosive CAGR (compound annual growth rate) of 70% either, given a rise in population wealth and connectedness–and facing two intractable problems: 1) a rapidly aging and 2) a dispersed population. China will dwarf all others in the mHealth market at $2.4 billion, nearly twice that of Japan and five times that of India. Usage though will differ, with monitoring leading in Japan (with 22% over 65) and remote diagnostics leading in India. ‘Mobile Health–Enabling Healthcare’ in conjunction with PwC, was announced by the GSMA at the Mobile Asia Congress in Hong Kong. The full study will be available in December. Release (GSM World). Summary article at the Aerotel blog.