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.
|Title of host publication||Telemedicine|
|Subtitle of host publication||Emerging Technologies, Applications and Impact on Health Care Outcomes|
|Number of pages||11|
|State||Published - Jul 1 2015|
- Health care apps
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Medicine (all)