Health 2.0 has developed a global presence, beginning in the United States and expanding first to Europe, and Asia. Begiinning as a relatively small meeting it has grown exponentially. The geographic diversity allows 'techies' in a wide variety of locations and cultures to meet and translate ideas as well as market to potential users. It serves well as a '"thought tank" for mobile health, consumer directed Many software development occurs at these meetings.
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India has unique demographics and geographic criteria. It is heavily rural, with scattered villages, weak infrastructure and other limitations for networks. Rural communities often have no electricity. Telemedicine and televideo is highly desireable to spread the healthcare workforce.
One advantage is as infrastructure is built, cell phone, cable internet will be built with modern technology including fiberoptic backbone.