E-health is booming in developing worldBMJ 2010; 340 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c1054 (Published 22 February 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c1054
- Bob Roehr
- 1Washington DC
The use of electronic information and communications technologies in health is rising rapidly in the developing world, offering the potential to bring a revolution in health care. This message to delegates at a forum in Washington, DC, on 16 February was also the focus of the February issue of the health policy journal Health Affairs.
Delegates were told of a programme in South Africa that uses mobile phones to support adherence to antiretroviral treatment. In Peru, where 80% of people have their own mobile phone, a provider has created a realtime system to monitor adverse events. Mexico is using …