Watch interview with Knut Haanæs, Global Leader, Sustainability Practice, Boston Consulting Group who has been project leader for the study “Socio-Economic Impact of mHealth”.
Mobile health technology leads to economic growth and a better life for individuals. These are findings from a study conducted in 12 countries by The Boston Consulting Group and Telenor Group. The study “Socio-Economic Impact of mHealth” is a comprehensive survey of the impact that mHealth initiatives can have in 12 countries.
Among the key findings:
- Costs in elderly care can be reduced by 25 % with mobile healthcare
- Maternal and perinatal mortality can be reduced by 30 %
- Twice as many rural patients can be reached per doctor
- Tuberculosis treatment compliance can be improved by 30-70 %
- 30 % of smartphone users are likely to use “wellness apps” by 2015
- Costs related to data collection can be reduced by 24%
- Smartphone is the most popular technology among doctors since the stethoscope