Thursday, January 12, 2012

Mobile Applications for the Health Sector

Christine Zhenwei Qiang, Masatake Yamamichi, Vicky Hausman, and Daniel Altman, ICT Sector Unit, World Bank, Dec. 2011

From the report: "This report assesses the current state of m-health in the developing world, including extensive case studies of three countries—Haiti, India, and Kenya—with very different health sectors, financing options, and technological bases. It examines interventions serving entirely new functions in the health system, less costly substitutes for existing interventions, and interactive functions that multiply the power of existing interventions. In addition, the report identifies emerging trends, risks, and opportunities in the industry‘s immediate future. This report is intended to be a tool for donors and governments to understand the growing m-health industry and anticipate the policy issues that will affect its development." Read more