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Globally, the heath care industry has been facing substantial and everincreasing cost pressures. Annual health care expenditures in the United States alone totalled some USD2.6 trillion dollars at the end of 2010, a figure that is expected to double in the next five years. Given that early detection and preventive care are seen as solutions to escalating costs of medical care, mobile health (mHealth) specifically, and its larger context, tele-health, may be the way forward.
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