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mHealth

The use of mobile communication devices (such as personal digital assistants, smart phones) to enhance the delivery of health care services and the technology for health care in the developing world.
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The definition of m-health can be cited as early as 2004 as "mobile computing, medical sensor, and communications technologies for health-care" and even prior to that as the self-explanatory "Unwired e-med.
They can also help others during health emergencies because they carry m-health apps that detect different conditions, even a heart attack.
In the past four-five years, India has seen increased investments in m-health and tele-health; e-commerce in medicine will see growth as more firms enter the segment, backed by global investors.
Attending clinicians updated patient entries using the m-health application during patient admissions and consultant ward rounds, while writing any operative records and on hospital discharge.
The telco's venture into m-health services with KonsultaMD is one of its most groundbreaking moves to date, giving customers a 24/7 phone doctor that allows them to consult licensed Filipino doctors without leaving their homes.
Both the entities would support initiatives in m-Health, m-Education, m-Governance, and Agriculture.
8 m-health centre will serve the inhabitants of blocs 211, 212, 213, 214, 215, 216 and 217, through highly qualified staff and cutting-edge medical equipment.
This issue of Leprosy Review begins with an overview of telemedicine, often referred to as m-health, and how it applies to the field of leprosy.
Promote innovative service-delivery models, including the use of technology such as m-health and e-health to ensure quality and continuity of care.
The m-Health platform has also been utilized in other health priorities such as voluntary medical male circumcision, where text messaging resulted in a modest but significant improvement in attendance at the 7-day post-operative clinic visit following adult male circumcision compared with the standard of care (29).
e-Health or m-Health will revolutionise healthcare, and has a huge role to play in transforming healthcare provision across the region and the rest of the world, commented Galica.
A 2011 worldwide study of 114 nations undertaken by the World Health Organization (WHO) found that m-health initiatives have been established in many countries, but there is variation in adoption levels.