Improved care through mHealth and mobile technology

Many of us know that Healthcare IT as an industry is growing at a great pace. Though there are a lot of underlying issues associated with the industry regarding https://i2.wp.com/www.bdlive.co.za/incoming/2013/02/28/p2802-health-smartphone.jpg/ALTERNATES/crop_400x250/P2802+health+smartphone.jpgits growth, there are ample potential opportunities in this growing field.

Mobile healthcare IT is bringing amazing changes to the clinical environment from a patient-centered perspective, the problems that can be solved, and even new technologies that can help keep disease and discomfort at bay.

A typical smartphone of today may be a whole lot cleverer than how much we think it is. It supports the growing trend towards mobile health (mhealth) as part of e-health and an ongoing technological revolution in the wellness arena. A smartphone containing mHealth apps can very well remove various obstacles such as geographic distances and time barriers.

In October 2012, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced the launch of an mHealth partnership with the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). The initiative is designed to use mobile technology, in particular text messaging and apps, to help combat non-communicable, chronic diseases such as diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular diseases and chronic respiratory diseases that are epidemic in many parts of the globe by helping patients manage their conditions more effectively.

 

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