Mobile Meetings Series – Innovation and mHealth: Lessons from other sectors to increase the efficiency and efficacy of healthcare services
Innovation and mHealth: Lessons from other sectors to increase the efficiency and efficacy of healthcare services
To meet the growing demand for care by an ageing population, eHealth and mHealth technologies will play a role in providing more efficient and patient-centred care. Mobile technologies have the potential to decrease the burden on health professionals by providing applications that support patient self-management of care and increase patient empowerment for disease prevention. Technologies can be the catalyst to drive new organisation of care and facilitate sustainable healthcare systems.
Though eHealth can offer solutions to healthcare challenges, systemic barriers remain that prevent greater uptake of technology within healthcare systems. Other industries have faced similar systemic challenges with regards to introducing mobile technologies – for example, the banking industry (mobile payments) and the transport industry (mobile tickets) – and have overcome these challenges to provide more improved and efficient services for consumers.
The GSMA MMS event will showcase the central role that policy makers and regulators play in overcoming systemic industry challenges to transition to digital. This will be based on best practice examples of government initiatives and regulatory approaches from healthcare, telecoms as well as other industries, that have been initiated within Europe, as well as globally. Bringing together representatives from the GSMA, industry, and policymakers, the event will help identify solutions for increasing the uptake of mobile technology in health.
The session will cover the following topics:
What can we learn from emerging markets in terms of implementing mHealth?
How were systemic barriers in the financial services and transport industries overcome to support more efficient delivery of service?
How can governments in developed countries better support the implementation of mobile technologies?