Socio-economic impact of mHealth An assessment report for the European Union June 2013

mHealth could save 99 billion EUR in healthcare costs in the European Union (EU) and add 93 billion EUR to the EU GDP in 2017 if its adoption is encouraged. EU healthcare systems face significant challenges that are creating concerns about the sustainability of healthcare delivery. The combination of increased prevalence of chronic disease and an ageing population that continues to grow is exacerbating the burden on healthcare delivery and costs across multiple EU member states.