SPOTLIGHT: M-health innovation around the world

While laws and providers' own policies in the U.S. and Europe often hold back innovation in mobile health, some developing nations already have seen how m-health technologies can transform care. At the recent Med-e-Tel conference in Luxembourg, Krishnan Ganapathy, president of the Apollo Telemedicine Networking Foundation and co-founder of the Telemedicine Society of India highlighted the difference by noting that Western nations often set policies and standards first, while those in developing countries try the technology first, then figure out standards and regulations later. "We are not piggybacking on the West, we are leap-frogging it," Ganapathy said, according to Healthcare IT News. "And I'm not sorry to say we're leap-frogging far ahead." Article