The decline in the price and size of high performance technology for end users has had significant implications on the affordability and reach of healthcare across the world. Improved speed, efficiency, and mobility has created unprecedented opportunities for connectivity and high tech treatment methods. The movement is epitomized in the emergence of new mobile-device-based healthcare tools and applications. These technologies are not only incredibly compact and convenient, but also present significant advantages in terms of patient monitoring and tracking, remote treatment, and communication between doctor, patient, and any third party that might be involved, such as a specialized field officer. Mobile technology has opened up doors for healthcare to expand beyond the centralized infrastructure that used to confine it and into remote areas previously without access.
Many entrepreneurs are currently developing technologies in this emerging space of mobile healthcare. These technologies are beginning to be adopted as alternatives to traditional stethoscopes, ECG monitors, and even ultrasounds. Enabling mobility and efficiency in remote monitoring and tracking, such devices have the potential to have wide scale impact on access to healthcare services both vertically and horizontally.
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