mHealth - Innovation vs. resistance

 

The power and potential of mHealth is blocked by significant barriers, from technology to conservative culture, and from incentive structures to regulations.

The technology barrier in China

  • Doctors list privacy and security as key barriers to mHealth. The cost for the complete upheaval of data and security could be huge
  • Only around half of doctors believe that the mobile internet at their workplace are secure

 

How secure do you consider your mobile Internet access at work
  • Doctors list privacy and security as key barriers to mHealth. The cost for the complete upheaval of data and security could be huge
  • Only around half of doctors believe that the mobile internet at their workplace are secure

 

Are the mHealth applications and services you use at your organisation well integrated with any of the following?

Disparate systems and rapidly changing consumer technology also make it very difficult to align and update technology.

 

The conservative culture barrier

  • 27% of doctors and 26% of payers say an inherently conservative culture in healthcare is a leading barrier to mHealth
  • Yet this level of caution is almost a necessity when innovation poses a risk to human health.

The size and complexity barrier

  • Healthcare is vast and fragmented, characterised by diffuse decision-making centres.
  • State control also means a lack of investment in technology...governments need to invest in technology to catch up.

The regulation barrier

  • 45% of doctors believe outdated regulations from earlier technology is holding up mHealth.

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Mark Gilbraith
China & Hong Kong Management Consulting Leader, Health Industries Leader and Consumer & TMT Consulting Leader
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