“Mobile health is a pathway to reduce disparities,” according to Joyce Hunter, founding member of the National Health Technology Collaborative for the Underserved, who spoke Friday at the The World Congress Leadership Summit on Telemedicine which took place July 26-27 at the Colonnade Hotel in Boston. Her speech was part of a keynote panel titled, “Connecting with the Underserved: mHealth Experiences with Medicaid”.
Hunter explained her statement by pointing out that while parts of the world suffer lack of utilities such as electricity and running water, 90% of the world’s population is within reach of a cell phone signal. She described a photograph taken recently in Haiti in an area where there are no water works or electrical grid. Instead, the picture shows a bull standing next to a cell phone tower in a field.