Mobile health technology, or mhealth, is a rapidly developing factor in health care today, promising to make health care better and more efficient. According to a recent survey, 83 percent of physicians in the U.S. already use mobile health technology or mhealth to provide patient care.1
Because this is such a new and changing field, there is no set definition for mobile health technology or mhealth. The World Health Organization says we can think of it as “medical and public health practice supported by mobile devices.” In other words, mobile health technology is the use of smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices to deliver health care and preventive health services.
Do you have a Connected Health Strategy?
At its core a good mobile health strategy will consider:
- Device integration
- Data standards
- Data integration back into the EMR
- Physician workflow and usefulness
- App usability by the patient
The planning, designing and execution of this strategy will make winners and losers on the game field. Let us help you find proven winners in the new connected mHealth arena.