Mobile health or mHealth refers to medicine and public health services through mobile device usage and reinforcement. The health and medical industry have been named as one of the top three fields to accelerate the growth of mobile devices. Mobile health has the ability to improve the overall healthcare system by improving efficiency, communication, costs, and quality of healthcare services.
As smartphone ownership and use becomes more widespread, the mHealth market has grown and developed. Using digital forms for consumer communication with healthcare professionals is becoming more common and is often considered a more convenient means of contact. Mobile health services are able to provide programs for chronic conditions, remote monitoring, patient data, electronic records, e-prescriptions, and also include fitness and wellness applications. Using mobile devices to monitor health and data of patients can be especially convenient. Such use would not only help to improve the quality of care and health of patients, but could also save millions of dollars a year in avoidable healthcare costs, for example by simply helping to improve poor medication habits.
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