When Your Phone Is Your Doctor

January 10, 2011 No Comments

Your mobile phone can help treat you medically. Even as the global mobile health technology market is looking at growing at 25% annually from the current $1.5 billion (Rs 6,750 crore) to $4.6 billion (Rs 20,700 crore) by 2014, Indian predictions on m-health prospects are also pretty robust.

Industry experts say mobile broadband can transform the $35 billion (Rs 1.57 lakh crore) healthcare sector through real time access to patient management systems such as electronic medical records, insurance and claims data, scheduling, billing, drug information and other related information.

“We have devised technologies to support smart care and created mobile technologies to share reports and histories of past ailments. Mobility in healthcare will introduce preventive care in India,” said Rajiv Sodhi, corporate delivery head, healthcare, HCL

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