Cell-Phone Medicine Brings Care To Patients In Developing Nations -- Feder 29 (2): 259 -- Health Affairs
Posted Feb 02 2010 9:41pm
Cell-Phone Medicine Brings Care To Patients In Developing Nations -- Feder 29 (2): 259 -- Health Affairs: "At the Mexico City HIV clinic, Carlos has seen these mobile health tools transform HIV/AIDS care for himself as well as for new patients starting treatment. With VidaNET, he says, patients 'have more power' to drive their own care and convey their concerns to doctors. In fact, it’s not too much of an exaggeration to say that e-health could help to bring about a 'democratization' of illness in countries like Mexico—now that access to much of the world’s medical expertise is increasingly just a text message away."
We need lots more success stories like these ! The cost for innovation in places like India and Mexico is much less than in the US, and the impact of these innovations is far more because they can reach out to so many more people !