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Posted on 05.02.2014

Can mHealth be a solution for cancer care?

The impressive spread of mobile connectivity in recent years has attracted attention on the infinite possibilities to transform healthcare services, making them accessible to people regardless of their age, social status or geographical location. Thousands of mobile applications have been developed and hundreds of pilot studies have been launched in an attempt to capture a slice of the pie. With increasing prevalence of cancer and rocketing healthcare costs, could mHealth be a solution for cancer supportive care?  We dig in to find out.

By Maria Cucciniello Assistant Professor, Department of Policy Analysis and Public Management, Bocconi University