There is an interesting article in the Fall 2011 edition of Stanford Social Innovation Review about how mhealth is positvely impacting the devilvery of care in developing and developed countries. The piece is written by Jaspel S. Sandhu, PhD, a global health care innovation advocate and partner at Gobee Group.
In the article, Dr. Sandhu discusses the global explosion of mobile phones (more that three-quaters of the 5.3 billion phones out there are in developing countries!) and many of the mobile health (mhealth) innovations that are already paying dividents. Dr. Sandhu also explores the idea of “reverse innovation”, a term GE execs coined in 2009 that proposes innovations developed for and implented in the developing world can eventually be employed in developing countries.