A Research and Market Intelligence Analysis
Almost eight in ten Americans surveyed expressed interest in mobile health solutions. Why the interest? North Americans have become more proactive in managing their personal wellness and health, and are finding that the time available to them while travelling offers a healthcare ‘window’. From a provider viewpoint, Canadian and American institutions are continuously seeking new ways to provide better quality and affordable healthcare, as traditional healthcare systems are under stress. Making healthcare mobile provides another avenue to explore accessible, low cost, care, whenever and wherever it is required.
Mobile healthcare is challenging the way we consume healthcare services. It takes healthcare out of the traditional institutions and into the hands of beneficiaries. Traditional healthcare institutions are expensive to operate and healthcare resources are limited. To alleviate this situation, stakeholders look at alternative solutions. Mobile healthcare is one such alternative. Mobile healthcare is at home, in remote locations, in the field and maybe next in the automobile.
This paper introduces a new concept for a vehicle-based health application platform, described with operational scenarios. Following this, key elements of a preliminary feasibility analysis are analyzed.
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