2012: The Impact of Mobile Health Technology

”mHealth will impact a large number of people. The social and economical effects are huge”

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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

Read more findings and see mobile health initiatives across Telenor Group

The whole study: Socio-economical impact of Mobile Health, 2MB, PDF

Download the mHealth fact sheet, 178 KB, PDF

Download an overview of mHealth activities in Telenor Group, 165 KB, PDF