- Mobile Health Solutions for Diabetes: a Call to Action October 1, 2013
This paper aims to raise awareness of the diabetes epidemic in Europe and to highlight key challenges and opportunities in addressing the burden of diabetes, with recommendations for European policy makers.
- Socio-economic impact of mHealth: An assessment report for the European Union June 18, 2013
mHealth could save 99 billion EUR in healthcare costs in the European Union (EU) and add 93 billion EUR to the EU GDP in 2017 if its adoption is encouraged. This report, commissioned by the GSMA and conducted by PriceWaterhouseCoopers, outlines the challenges posed by healthcare in the EU and how those challenges can be addressed using mHealth solutions.
- Socio-economic impact of mHealth: An assessment report for Brazil and Mexico June 18, 2013
mHealth could enable an additional 28.4 million people access to the healthcare system in Brazil, and an additional 15.5 million to the same in Mexico, without having to add a doctor. Total healthcare spend (public and private) could be reduced by 14 billion USD in Brazil and 3.8 billion USD in Mexico while providing the same care impact. This report, commissioned by the GSMA and conducted by PriceWaterhouseCoopers, outlines the challenges posed by healthcare in Brazil and Mexico and how those challenges can be addressed using mHealth solutions.
- mHealth Brazil end-user research: Beliefs, barriers, success factors and recommendations April 24, 2013
The purpose of this paper is to provide an understanding of the needs of potential users of mobile health solutions (mHealth) in Brazil and their beliefs in the benefits of mHealth, barriers to greater usage and assessment of key success factors. In order to address these objectives, GSMA commissioned Ipsos MORI to conduct focus groups and online interviews with three end-user groups: healthcare providers (HCPs), patients with chronic conditions and general wellness
- O2 Help at Hand March 12, 2013
O2 Health has launched a new mobile care service, Help at Hand, which provides users with peace-of-mind and assistance to continue living independently.
Using mobile connectivity through a specially designed handset enables built-in GPS technology, safe zones and a fall detector as some of the service features that mean the specialist support centre can get provide help when it’s needed.
To find out more visit the O2 Health website
- New business models for Connected Living February 22, 2013
- mHealth for the World’s People February 21, 2013
mHealth for the World’s People
- Implementation Guidelines for Cellular Modems Embedded into Medical Devices December 17, 2012
Revolutionary changes are underway in healthcare as the industry moves from expensive hospital-centric sick care to more affordable proactive healthcare monitoring and management outside the hospital. The cellular industry is working with the Continua Health Alliance to accelerate this transition and partner with the medical device community on key considerations in developing and operating sensors, gateways, and service platforms in the cellular environment.
Written in consultation with the GSMA this whitepaper provides high-level device specific design guidance to product managers and engineers incorporating cellular modems into health sensors, gateways, and servers.
- mHealth US end-user research: Beliefs, barriers, success factors and recommendations December 3, 2012
- Global study of perceptions of mobile solutions for healthcare in chronic disease November 28, 2012
A white paper for patient societies and advocacy groups.
This white paper is the result of research commissioned by GSMA and conducted by Ipsos MORI among healthcare providers, patients and general wellness consumers in Brazil, China, India and the US. It examines beliefs among respondents about mobile health solutions, with diabetes used as an example. Although intended for patient societies and advocacy groups, this paper also contains valuable information for mobile network operators and vendors in the mobile ecosystem.
- Global views on potential of mobile health solutions to address key healthcare challenges in chronic disease November 28, 2012
white paper for healthcare practitioners and the pharmaceutical industry.
This white paper is the result of research commissioned by GSMA and conducted by Ipsos MORI among healthcare providers, patients and general wellness consumers in Brazil, China, India and the US. It examines beliefs among respondents about mobile health solutions, with diabetes used as an example. Although intended for healthcare practitioners and the pharmaceutical industry, this paper also contains valuable information for mobile network operators and vendors in the mobile ecosystem.
- Global views on potential of mobile health solutions to address chronic disease challenges November 28, 2012
A white paper for regulatory bodies.
This white paper is the result of research commissioned by GSMA and conducted by Ipsos MORI among healthcare providers, patients and general wellness consumers in Brazil, China, India and the US. It examines beliefs among respondents about mobile health solutions, with diabetes used as an example. Although intended for regulatory bodies, this paper also contains valuable information for mobile network operators and vendors in the mobile ecosystem.
- Remote monitoring as an mHealth solution in Sri Lanka October 19, 2012
This study was conducted in liaison with Dialog Axiata, Ericsson, and Asiri Surgical Hospital. It was to address the effectiveness of ambient remote monitoring technology for patients with cardiac abnormalities.
- First European Directory of Health Apps recommended by Patients and consumers October 5, 2012
It is the first-ever of its kind. This directory of Health applications for 2012-2013 contains key facts on 200 health-oriented apps, all recommended by patient groups and empowered consumers.
The apps are categorised according to the service they provide, language in which they are available, price and links where they can be downloaded.
To learn more, please download the document here.
- Evidence for mHealth August 10, 2012
A market research project conducted in collaboration with the GSMA.
The primary objective of this report is to provide an overview and assessment of the most recent evidence base of mHealth for diabetes as an example of high burden chronic conditions. The report furthermore aims to inform the reader on the particular characteristics of the disease and the challenges of strong evidence building as a good understanding may influence the effect of future mHealth interventions.
- The Potential for NFC Usage in Healthcare August 10, 2012
A market research project conducted in collaboration with the GSMA. This report elaborates on several of the potential opportunities and settings for using NFC technology in the healthcare industry.
- Mobile Healthcare Video April 26, 2012
Transforming healthcare with embedded mobile
- mHealth Device Listing, November, 2012 April 23, 2012
This lists global mobile health devices currently on the market, and is updated with new devices fortnightly. It tracks devices designed for the remote monitoring of a range of health metrics, such as blood pressure monitoring, glucose level monitoring, medication compliance monitoring and more. The list contains device categories and the type of connection the device uses to transmit the data it collects
- PhysioNet Case Study March 29, 2012
According to the World Health Organization, cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are the number one cause of death worldwide. Of these deaths, 82% take place in low- and middle-income countries. Yet often the people affected with such diseases, particularly rural populations, live very far away from physicians with the expertise needed to diagnose CVD.
- BodyTrace Case Study March 29, 2012
BodyTrace have created a connected weight scale that automatically sends the user’s weight measurements to the BodyTrace website, where it is displayed in colourful, interactive charts. The online user interface also allows users to keep a food diary to track their nutrition intake. Using this information the susyem generates personalized recommendations to users, helping them achieve their personal weight goals
- Mobile Health, Who Pays? March 29, 2012
- mHealth: A new vision for healthcare March 29, 2012
- Policy and Regulation for Innovation in Mobile Health March 29, 2012
- Sana Mobile Health Platform Case Study March 29, 2012
Sana is a mobile telemedicine solution designed to connect community health workers to medical specialists. It allows the transmission of any type of medical data – text, audio, video or photo – from a rural health worker to a remote medical specialist for real-time decision support, and for incorporation into an electronic medical record.
- Zephyr Case Study March 29, 2012
The BioHarness™, manufactured by Zephyr and Connected by AT&T, enables the capture of critical vital signs, including ECG, heart rate, breathing rate and skin temperature, and then contextualizes this information with the individual’s physical activity using an accelerometer. The device transmits the data over the AT&T mobile broadband network and it can be viewed through the Zephyr portal or pushed to electronic health records and applications.
- Oxford University Case Study March 29, 2012
The intelligent Patient Monitoring Group (IPMG) at Oxford University, led by Dr Gari lifford, are working on a diverse selection of health issues: chronic disease management, maternal and child health, Intensive Care Unit decision support and AI4D (Artificial intelligence for Development). But they are united by a common methodology: teaching machines to diagnose patients.
- Telenor Home Monitoring Case Study March 29, 2012
- Telefonica Remote Management Case Study March 29, 2012
- MobiSante Case Study March 29, 2012
Accurate and inexpensive diagnostics at the point of care are critical to reducing health care costs while also improving outcomes. Ultrasound imaging is safe, effective and can save lives, however more than 70% of the world’s population does not have access to ultrasound because it is expensive and not portable enough. MobiSante has built The World’s First smartphone-based Ultrasound Imaging System, the MobiUS™ SP1 Ultrasound System.
- Sproxil Case Study March 29, 2012
Sproxil’s Mobile Product Authentication™ (MPA™) solution allows consumers to verify that the product they are buying is genuine, by using a mobile phone and a simple, free text message. The company uses a scratch card method, similar to that used for replenishing mobile talk-time, to allow users to reveal a one-time-use code on drugs and text the code to a “911 for fake drugs” number which is identical on all mobile networks within a country
- BodyTrace Case Study March 29, 2012
BodyTrace have created a connected weight scale that automatically sends the user’s weight measurements to the BodyTrace website, where it is displayed in colourful, interactive charts. The online user interface also allows users to keep a food diary to track their nutrition intake. Using this information the susyem generates personalized recommendations to users, helping them achieve their personal weight goals.
- Telefonica Tele-Rehabilitation Case Study March 29, 2012
Telefonica’s Tele-Rehabilitation solution is designed to cater for patients who are rehabilitating after an injury or operation. Many types of rehabilitation are catered for, including physical (e.g. after knee surgery), cognitive (after a stroke) and cardiopulmonary (aerobic exercises).
- AT&T Vitality GlowCaps Case Study March 29, 2012
Vitality addresses the billion-dollar adherence problem for pharmaceutical brands, retail pharmacies and healthcare providers with a simple solution — a pharmacy-connected pill bottle cap. Vitality GlowCaps illuminate, play a melody and even ring a home phone so users don’t forget to take their medication.
- Telefonica Mobile Telecare Case Study March 29, 2012
- TIM MyDoctor@Home Case Study March 29, 2012
The MyDoctor@Home remote diagnostics service allows patients suffering from cardiac, diabetic or lung ailments to measure their clinical parameters from home. The results are transmitted from the connected medical device to a gateway which automatically uploads the data to the eHealth Connecting Platform over any available fixed line or mobile network.
- BluLibris Healthcare Solution Case Study March 29, 2012
- Orange Healthcare Case Study March 29, 2012
Automatic medical diary for chronic disease management. For the consumer, this solution offers multiple benefits. For a start, it is easy and simple to use for people of any age. It automatically transfers data over Wi-Fi, all transmissions are secured and encrypted and no data manipulation is possible by the patient.
- A High Level Reference Architecture for Mobile Health report March 29, 2012
This report sets out the key network architectures and capabilities required to deliver secure and reliable end-to-end mobile health services. The GSMA believes that realising the full potential of mobile health will require:
- Use of a standards-based approach
- The development of open interoperable systems and devices
- Strong partnerships between mobile operators and healthcare providers
- The SIM: The Key to Better Healthcare? March 28, 2012
In most countries healthcare ICT systems lack a common, open and secure identity management technology. The mobile industry through its SIM is unique, it has an enormous installed base of over 6 billion connections and since its inception, the SIM has provided identify, authentication, security and data storage in a one stop solution. This white paper sets out the case for the SIM being uniquely placed to satisfy a critical market need.
- GSMA / PwC Report: Touching Lives through Mobile Health: Assessment of the Global Market Opportunity March 28, 2012
The worldwide mobile health revenue is expected to reach US$ 23 billion across all stakeholders – mobile operators, device vendors, healthcare providers, and content/application players – by 2017.
- GSMA Connected Mobile Health Devices: A Reference Architecture March 28, 2012
This whitepaper discusses the implementation options for remote monitoring solutions and the key requirements for these types of solutions are identified. From these requirements a reference architecture for mobile health connected devices is developed, along with an attempt to draw out the key assets from a mobile operator network that can be leveraged to provide enhanced mHealth solutions.
- GSMA Understanding Medical Device Regulation for mHealth Report March 28, 2012
This report is a deep-dive study on the subject of medical device regulation, following on from the paper ‘Policy and Regulation for Innovation in Mobile Health’, which identified the key policy and regulatory touch points impacting on growth and innovation in mobile health solutions.
- GSMA Medical Device Regulation: mHealth Policy and Position March 28, 2012
GSMA has developed this policy statement in close collaboration with the Continua Alliance policy and regulatory working groups. It is based on the study to build understanding on how medical device regulation applies to mobile operators launching mobile health solutions (Understanding Medical Device Regulation for mHealth).
- GSMA Improving the Evidence for Mobile Health March 28, 2012
This whitepaper first evaluates the current state of Mobile Health evidence and then outlines how mobile health stakeholders can generate relevant, high quality evidence that can be used to recommend mobile health services. The GSMA suggests a simple check list that stakeholders should follow to ensure compliance and maximum benefit.