mHealth ( or mobile health ) is a term that is used for the practice of medicine and public health, supported by mobile devices. The use of the mobile apps in the health and wellness spheres allows health data to be collected and distributed through mobile devices and connects patients to local expert resources such as providers, specialists and pharmacies.
Mobile technology recently experienced rapid growth in low- and middle-income nations, and mHealth is sure to follow. Middle income and especially low-income countries face a plethora of constraints in their healthcare systems. These countries face the largest burdens of disease, extreme poverty, and large population growth rates, as well as a severe lack of human and physical resources. mHealth systems create new ways to address problems and keep healthcare costs down.
This is an exciting time in a healthcare environment that is experiencing many changes and mHealth can help companies to provide the best care possible.