The WHO notes critical healthcare workforce shortages in 57 countries—most of which are characterized as developing countries—and a global deficit of 2.4 million doctors, nurses, and midwives.The burden of disease is additionally much higher in low- and middle-income countries than high-income countries.The rural families and those who live in remote areas are still away from the benefits of advent of technology and are thus living in poor health conditions even today.They are far from the reach of fast, honest and efficient medical advices and treatments of renowned practitioners According to a World Health Organization (WHO) report from June 2011, higher-income countries show more m Health activity than do lower-income countries (as consistent with e Health trends in general).The motivation behind the development of the m Health field arises from two factors.The first factor concerns the myriad constraints felt by healthcare systems of developing nations.Today, after 69 years of Independence of India, man has become completely connected to the world of Internet and its various facilities; the most important one being the availability of healthcare services being provided online.The irony of this fact is that even today, the lower strata of our nation have still not been able to use the numerous ICT facilities available.
Within the m Health space, projects operate with a variety of objectives, including increased access to healthcare and health-related information (particularly for hard-to-reach populations); improved ability to diagnose and track diseases; timelier, more actionable public health information; According to an analyst firm, around 2.8 million patients worldwide were using a home monitoring service based on equipment with integrated connectivity at the end of 2012.
In a similar vein, while not clearly bifurcated by such a definition, e Health can largely be viewed as technology that supports the functions and delivery of healthcare, while m Health rests largely on providing healthcare access.
Because m Health is by definition based on mobile technology such as smartphones, healthcare, through information and delivery, can better reach areas, people, and/or healthcare practitioners with previously limited exposure to certain aspects of healthcare.
m Health broadly encompasses the use of mobile telecommunication and multimedia technologies as they are integrated within increasingly mobile and wireless health care delivery systems.
The field broadly encompasses the use of mobile telecommunication and multimedia technologies in health care delivery.