Mobile health: The way forward in providing innovative health care solutions

Bree E. Holtz, Carolyn Lauckner, Pamela Whitten

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Mobile Health (mHealth) is the utilization of mobile phones or tablets, including downloaded applications (apps), to help manage or monitor health as well as for knowledge or educational purposes. Mobile phones provide a relatively low-cost, realtime, and practical method of providing care and transmitting data to providers. The ubiquitous nature of mobile phones worldwide has led the way for many different uses of these devices including entertainment, education, business, and health care. mHealth offers an exciting and easy way to improve access to health care and supplement providers' knowledge. The goal of this overview is to assist both researchers and medical providers in better understanding the current mHealth landscape by providing a summary of the popularity of mobile phones, an overview of current health care mobile apps, a discussion regarding research that has been performed, and a synopsis of future trends and research in mobile apps.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTelemedicine
Subtitle of host publicationEmerging Technologies, Applications and Impact on Health Care Outcomes
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9781634834667
StatePublished - Jul 1 2015


  • Health care apps
  • mHealth

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (all)


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