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Mobile Health (mHealth) - Enhancing Healthcare and Improving Clinical Outcomes

GBI Research
Published Date » 2012-12-14
No. Of Pages » 49
     
  Mobile Health (mHealth) Enhancing Healthcare and Improving Clinical Outcomes  
     
  Summary  
   
 GBI Research, the leading business intelligence provider, has released its latest research report: Mobile Health (mHealth) Enhancing Healthcare and Improving Clinical Outcomes. The report examines how mHealth, which is the facilitation of health-related information through mobile-enabled technologies, has been applied by the pharmaceutical industry in drug development and by healthcare providers in the developed and emerging economies to improve healthcare services and treatment outcomes. 
   
 It looks in detail at the ways in which the pharmaceutical industry has utilized mobile technologies in patient recruitment, compliance and retention of clinical trials, its role...
Table of Contents

1 Table of Contents
1 Table of Contents 5
1.1 List of Tables 6
1.2 List of Figures 6

2 Introduction 7
2.1 What is mHealth? 7
2.2 mHealth Aims 8
2.3 Stakeholder Groups Involved in the Funding and Provision of mHealth 9
2.4 Role of mHealth Technologies in the Pharmaceutical Industry 10
2.5 Key Market Segments in the mHealth Space 10
2.5.1 Mobile Health - Mobile Network Operators 10
2.5.2 Mobile Health - Pharmaceutical Industry 10
2.5.3 Mobile Health - Healthcare Professionals 11
2.5.4 Mobile Health - Healthcare Providers 11
2.5.5 Mobile Health - Consumers 11

3 mHealth in Drug Development 12
3.1 Introduction 12
3.2 Mobile Health in Pharmaceutical R&D 13
3.3 Patient Recruitment in Clinical Trials 14
3.3.1 Case Study: REMOTE (Pfizer) 14
3.3.2 Social Media 14
3.4 Patient Compliance and Retention in Clinical Trials 16
3.5 Safety Data Collection 17
3.6 Consumer Education 18
3.7 Mobile Medical Education 18
3.8 Drug Authentication 19
3.9 Post-market Surveillance 20

4 mHealth in Healthcare 21
4.1 Introduction 21
4.2 Electronic Personal Health Records 21
4.3 Electronic Health Records and Medical Records 22
4.3.1 Electronic Health Records and Observational Studies 22
4.4 Clinical Decision Support Systems 23
4.4.1 Case Study: Epocrates 23
4.5 Mobile Healthcare for Healthcare Providers 24
4.5.1 Prescribable Apps 25
4.5.2 Virtual Consultations 25
4.6 Recent Innovations in Medical Diagnostics 26
4.7 Barriers to mHealth Implementation 27

5 Transforming Healthcare in the Emerging Economies through mHealth 28
5.1 Introduction 28
5.2 Shortage of Medical Resources 29
5.3 Improving the Flow of Health Information 30
5.4 Role of the mHealth Alliance 31
5.5 mHealth Applications in the Emerging Economies 32
5.6 Disease Surveillance 33
5.7 Education and Awareness 35
5.7.1 Mobile Technology for Community Health 35
5.7.2 iTEACH 35
5.8 Healthcare Information Management Systems 37
5.9 Health Financing 38
5.10 Patient Monitoring and Support 38
5.11 Point-of-care Services 40
5.12 Barriers to mHealth Implementation in the Emerging Economies 42
5.13 Overall Conclusions 42

6 Appendix 43
6.1 Acronyms 43
6.2 Bibliography 44
6.3 Terminology 48
6.4 Methodology 48
6.4.1 Primary Research 48
6.4.2 Secondary Research 49
6.5 Contact Us 49
6.6 Disclaimer 49

List of Tables


Table 1: mHealth Disease Surveillance Programs 34
Table 2: mHealth Education and Awareness Programs 36
Table 3: mHealth Health Information Management Systems Programs 37
Table 4: mHealth Patient Monitoring and Support Programs 38
Table 5: mHealth Point-of-care Programs 41

List of Figures


Figure 1: mHealth Services 7
Figure 2: Key Stakeholders in the Provision of Funding to Drive mHealth Forward 9
Figure 3: Potential Application of mHealth by the Pharmaceutical Industry 13
Figure 4: Impact of Social Media on Phase III Recruitment of Diabetic Neuropathy Trial, 2011 15
Figure 5: Exco InTouch Services 16
Figure 6: PharmaSecure Drug Authentication Mobile App 19
Figure 7: Innovative Healthcare Software Platforms 20
Figure 8: Mobile Patient Communication Software 24
Figure 9: Patient Perception of how mHealth will Change Healthcare 28
Figure 10: Cell phone Subscriptions per 100 Inhabitants, 2001-2011 29
Figure 11: mHealth Applications in the Emerging Economies 30
Figure 12: mHealth Initiatives in Member States, by WHO region, 2011 32

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