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May 2015

Emerging markets are leading in mHealth

Patients in emerging markets, China and India, are more likely to use mHealth than patients in developed countries

More emerging market doctors are offering mHealth services than their colleagues in developed countries! And more, payers actually cover the costs! According to Price Waterhouse Cooper, the ability of these countries to jump ahead lies in the size of their healthcare sector and the demand for change in their care delivery. Just as important are the fewer competing interests that impede the adoption in the USA.

40% of consumers would pay for mobile remote monitoring of their healthcare

40% of consumers would pay for mobile remote monitoring of their healthcare

The number of smartphone in use today exceeds 1 billion

The number of smartphone in use today exceeds 1 billion

About the survey :: In developing this report, commissioned by PwC, the Economist Intelligence Unit conducted two surveys in ten countries: Brazil, China, Denmark, Germany, India, South Africa, Spain, Turkey, the UK and the US. The first survey asked 1,027 patients—with a broad distribution of economic backgrounds, ages, levels of education and states of health—about their opinions on various aspects of mHealth. The second survey queried 433 doctors and 345 executives from payer organisations. The respondents in the doctor group were drawn from the public sector (46%) and the private sector (49%) or were independent physicians (5%). The group is more urban (67%) than suburban (24%) or rural (10%), with 45% practicing in primary care, 45% in secondary care and 10% in tertiary care. The executives from payer organisations responding to the survey are roughly evenly divided between the public and the private sector, with 55% C-suite or above.

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