International insights on the future of mHealth

Amongst the many stimulating sessions at the mHealth Conference and Expo in Dubai this month, Creation Healthcare took our usual approach of catching key thought leaders with the FlipHD camera. Whilst our own Daniel Ghinn prepared a [intlink id=”mhealthdubai” type=”post”]comprehensive report on the mHealth conference in Dubai[/intlink], we are always well aware that there a great lessons that can be learned from those who are early adopters, pushing the boundaries of what is possible; now.

In the first of a series of short Creation Healthcare YouTube videos from Dubai, experts speak about the future of mHealth. They present a unified view that it is the developing world leading the way in mHealth, because the need is great for connectivity and the mobile device is more ubiquitous than even fixed phones, computers, water, or electricity.

Shainoor Khoja suggests that in the developed world, the established systems and protocols for delivering health are so embedded in the culture that there is no pressing need to find new ways for connectivity or information provision.

Almost unanimously, the thought that mHealth is an entity of its own has been rejected in favour of a more holistic ‘eHealth strategy’, where Public/Private partnerships unite to solve problems around funding and the transmission of health information.

Enjoy the thoughts from the following people, and be sure to subscribe to the Healthcare Engagement Strategy e-Journal so that you are made aware of the next episode, when these and others talk about the lessons and considerations for creating mHealth solutions which achieve tangible health outcomes:

  • James Nakagawa – JAPAN
  • Dr Mohammad Al-Ubaydli – U.K. / MIDDLE EAST
  • Dr Ruchi Dass – INDIA
  • Hajo van Beijma – NETHERLANDS
  • Dr Zakiuddin Ahmed – PAKISTAN
  • Shainoor Khoja – AFGHANISTAN
  • Dr Nosa Orobaton – SWITZERLAND
  • Jan-Frens van Giessel – NETHERLANDS
  • Jon Tigges – U.S.A
Paul Grant

Paul Grant is Healthcare Engagement Strategist with global consultancy Creation Healthcare, where he leads digital behaviour research studies and advises healthcare clients on engagement strategies. He has been providing strategic insight solutions and professional services to the world's leading biopharmaceutical and healthcare organizations, helping them to find appropriate pathways to engagement within regulatory frameworks.