Nowadays, mobile devices have become very popular in many ranges of professions particularly in the field of medicine. Mobile Health technology which is also known as “mHealth” has helped medical professionals in different fields to provide better healthcare services for patients.
What does “mHealth” stand for?
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), mHealth is defined as “medical and public health practice supported by mobile devices, such as mobile phones, patient monitoring devices, personal digital assistances, and other wireless devices.” Many smartphone functionalities such as SMS messaging, Bluetooth connectivity, applications, and web browsing have been improved and affected by this technology to provide a diverse range of services.
The rapid development of mHealth technologies
During the past few years, the mHealth industry has grown very fast. The reasons are mainly related to constant innovation and increasing global connectivity which contributed to the adaptation of this technology among medical professionals and patients alike. The specialist anticipated that this market will reach a global value of $60 billion by the year 2020.
How does mobile technology help healthcare professionals?
Around 80% of healthcare professionals say that they use mobile devices every day as a part of their work and 93% of them mentioned that using these health apps allows them to provide high-quality care services to their patients. This technology can assist professionals in patient monitoring, clinical decision-making, and training.