[A] 2009 McKinsey survey of 3,000 people in Brazil, China, Germany, India, South Africa, and the United States found that up to one-third of respondents indicated some willingness to pay for mHealth services such as drug delivery, physician phone consultations, and remote monitoring with alerts. In the decade ahead, the ubiquitous mobile device has the potential to help drive down skyrocketing medical costs, improve access, tailor therapies, and improve quality of life. Consumer appetite will play a major role in the future of mHealth. But even more important, the medical community, technology companies, and regulators will have to overcome their differences if Doc-in-a-Phone is to deliver on its most ambitious promises.
via The Future of Medicine: The Doc-in-a-Phone - Ceci Connolly - NationalJournal.com.