Vol. 3, Issue 5 (2016)
m-Health care services: New opportunity for health care in India
Author(s): Gagandeep kaur, Dr. Dhiraj Sharma, Dr. Vikramjit Kaur
Abstract: Health care access on Mobile phone is gaining worldwide popularity. Mobile penetration in developed countries is more than 100%. Even in developing countries like India where providing healthcare to the underserved is a challenge; m-health is best suitable solution to address. It helps to overcome two critical issues involved in traditional health care i.e. loss of communication and growing distance between patient and doctor. This technology has immense potential to be realized to get desired outcome. For this Indian government have to take initiative regarding development of efficient policy framework and to make m-health as its integral part. There is a need to develop flexible and comprehensive base, well defined guidelines and authorities for gaining mass acceptance. The main objective of this paper is to identify the gaps, risk and barriers that hinder the growth of m-services in India.