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Digital Economy - E-Health Insights

E-health has become an area where key killer applications that utilise truly high-speed broadband networks are emerging and is one example of how broadband is important for social reasons beyond Internet access. BuddeComm believes that the alternative to not embracing e-health is to accept a significantly inferior healthcare service in the future. Countries that are lagging in broadband infrastructure developments are going to face, not just a telecoms dilemma – but, more importantly, they are going to face a health crisis. The following report includes recent industry insights on the e-health sector and also provides global market summary including two case studies. The report is designed to provide current observations which may assist investors, analysts and industry participants in making investment and business decisions.

Latest developments:

E-health is a key area of focus for M2M initiatives; Cloud computing developments are also being applied to e-health; M-health is also a growth area, especially wireless consumer monitoring devices; In late 2012 USAID and the mHealth Alliance joined forces to form a three-year public-private partnership called mPowering Frontline Health Workers; The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in Washington has advanced its wireless health care agenda by adopting rules that will enable Medical Body Area Networks (MBANs).


1. Synopsis
2. Healthcare – next sector on the block for e-transformation
3. Market summary
3.1 Patient/citizen remains central
4. E-health in the context of BuddeComm research
4.1 This is how to stimulate growth of e-health
4.2 Videoconferencing in healthcare
5. Key market directions
5.1 Broadband essential to maintain public health system
5.2 Medical Body Area Networks (MBANS)
5.3 M2M and IT also key to sustainable healthcare
5.3.1 M2M applications for healthcare
5.4 Bluetooth Smart used for medical devices
5.5 Cloud computing
5.6 M-Health
5.6.1 mPowering Frontline Health Workers
5.7 Privacy and security a key concern
5.7.1 Quality of service needs to be considered
5.8 Accountability and transparency
6. Examples of applications
6.1 Internet already a popular source for health information
6.2 Aged care services at home
6.3 Business opportunities for e-hospitals
6.4 P4 Medicine
6.5 Interactive Telemedicine
6.6 Wound Technology Network
6.7 Using Twitter for e-health
6.8 E-Payments in healthcare
6.9 Further project examples through the years
7. Case studies
7.1 E-health in Denmark
7.2 Maygar Telekom promoting Hungarian e-health initiatives
7.3 Estonia’s e-health evolution
8. Conclusion: There simply is no alternative to e-health
8.1 E-health: start with the professionals
9. Related reports
List of Tables and Exhibits
Table 1 – Spending on healthcare as a percentage of GDP – selected countries – 2009
Table 2 – Worldwide fixed broadband subscribers and annual change – 2005 - 2012
Table 3 – Worldwide - Top 10 countries by fixed broadband subscribers – 2008 - 2010
Table 4 – Regional - Share of broadband subscribers – Q1 2011
Exhibit 1 – Snapshot of health care spending around the world
Exhibit 2 – Broadband enabling better chronic disease management in Geelong Australia
Exhibit 3 – Video consultancy covered by Medicare
Exhibit 4 – Advantages of e-health
Exhibit 5 – Digital healthcare appointment systems
Exhibit 6 – Healthcare monitoring for the elderly
Exhibit 7 – Definition: Cloud computing
Exhibit 8 – Examples of popular health related websites
Exhibit 9 – E-Health project examples

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