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

  • ID: 2358432
  • December 2012
  • 49 Pages
  • GBI Research
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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 in marketing and consumer education and the important developments in drug authentication and post-market surveillance.

The report investigates how the healthcare system has migrated from a paper-based system to an electronic one and the innovative ways in which this can be used enhance the flow of medical information. It assesses the growing use of mobile health apps as reference and diagnostic tools to support decision-making and highlights how mHealth can improve communication between patients and healthcare providers; empowering patients to take a more active role in their health and improving READ MORE >

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

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

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

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

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

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

1.1 List of Tables

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

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

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