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AT&T, Verizon Tip Hat to Health in New Board Appointments

Verizon and AT&T – the two largest mobile operators in the Unites States, respectively – have announced new appointments to their individual boards.

And both appointments are veritable tips of the hat to health and the growing importance of technology’s fusion with healthcare, particularly in the mobile realm.

It’s a trend that MHW observed with crystal clarity at CES 2013 last month.

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GSMA Study: Mobile Operators Have Growing Opportunity in $23B mHealth Market

In a new study produced and published by the GSMA recently, it was revealed that the market for mobile health services will be valued at more than $23 billion by 2017 — with opportunities for mobile operators around the world to capitalize on the demand growing by the day.

In its new study entitled “Integrating Healthcare: The Role and Value of Mobile Operators in eHealth,” the GSMA looks at how the connectivity between individuals and healthcare practitioners can be improved by providing the “means and incentive for healthcare to occur over the mobile channel,” and the role mobile operators have in making and improving those connections.

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Asia mHealth to Hit $7 Million by 2017

Asia may mark the next frontier for mHealth adoption according to a study conducted by the Global System for Mobile Communications Association (GSMA) and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Although the study has not been released in its entirety yet, GSMA has given out a sneak peak of the results.

The head of GSMA’s mobile health unit Jeanine Vos has announced that the results of this study foresee Asian mHealth market opportunities growing from the current $500 million to $7 billion by 2017. The study also predicted that 55 percent of this total will be devoted to health monitoring devices and services and 24 percent will be directed at diagnostic services.

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