mHealth at Mobile World Congress
The presentations from the GSMA mHealth Seminars at MWC are now available, click on the links below.
Thursday 28 February
11:00 – 12:15
Solving a global problem: mHealth for chronic diseases
There is growing recognition that non-communicable diseases (NCDs) dominate health care needs and expenditure in all developed and most low and middle-income countries. NCDs (heart diseases, strokes, cancers, diabetes, and chronic lung disease) cause an estimated 36 million deaths every year, including 9 million people dying prematurely before the age of 60. This seminar will be led by a panel which will include expert representatives from government, international organizations, and the public and private sectors.
Moderator: Sameer Pujari – mHealth Technical Officer, WHO.
Speakers: Hani Eskandar, Leader of ITC Applications, ITU. Michael Curran, Diabetes Director, GSMA. John Grumitt, Vice President, International Diabetes Federation. Dr Caroline Free, Senior Lecturer, London School of Hygiene.
12:30 – 13:30
End user needs for successful mHealth solutions
According to recent GSMA global research, 89% of healthcare practitioners and 75% of patients with chronic conditions see a benefit to mHealth solutions. This panel will consist of patients, physicians, industry analysts and mobile network operators, and will discuss the following questions from the perspective of what patients want and need: What are patients’ greatest challenges overall? What would motivate patients to stay engaged with
their healthcare? What would make patients’ lives easier? What would be the key success factors for mHealth solutions? What characteristics would the solutions have to have?
Moderator: Ralph Fernando, Assistant Director Strategy Consulting, PwC.
Speakers: Bastian Hauck, Founder, Adventure Diabetes. Liuska Sanna, Programme Manager, European Patient Forum. Dr Josep Comin Colet MD, Cardiology Consultant, Head of Heart Failure Programme, Hospital Del Mar Barcelona, Spain.