Scale and Sustainability: Is it just about Numbers?

Publication Date: 
March 28, 2013

It is nearly impossible to discuss mHealth without the topic of “scale” coming up. Although achieving scale is not required or even appropriate for some use cases, governments in the developing world are increasingly frustrated with pilotitis and are requiring mHealth innovators to start planning for national scale interventions. However, there is another problem: scale is often discussed only in very superficial terms. The metrics of achieving “scale” are often associated with either percentage of population covered, or geographic reach.

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