Mobile health also known as m-health it is used for the operation of medicine and public health which is assisted by mobile devices. M-health is generally is used in context to mobile communications devices, like tablets, mobile phones, PCs, and personal data assistant (PDAs) for health facilities and information. M-health field has come out as a sub-division of e-health. The m-health application contains the utilization of mobile devices in gathering health data, healthcare information, etc.
Under m-health there are some applications in the report given by UN foundation and Vodafone foundation, which given below:
· Education and awareness
· Point of care diagnostic
· Diagnostic and therapy support
· Remote monitoring
· Training and communication for healthcare operator
· Remote data collection
· Ill health and outbreak tracking
There are some trends coming out in the area of m-health like emergency response system for road accidents, obstetric care, etc; human resource management, mobile synchronous both voice and SMS telemedicine diagnostic, m-leaning for people related to healthcare, telemedicine Personal Health Management, social media health personnel like for empowering the healthcare workforce.
As stated by Vodafone foundation in year 2008 a partnership was made for any emergency communication between them and UN foundation. This kind of partnership will uplift the quality of the information and the communication technology responded to the main emergencies and the natural disasters taking place around the globe.
Some of the top-rated apps in context to m-health are, Weight Watchers, The American Red Cross, Fitness Keeper, Noise Lite, etc. You must be familiar with these apps as they are available on play store, app store, as well as on windows store.
M-health is still in process and is expanding and adapting along with the requirement of healthcare need. Whereas fitness apps are in trend nowadays, in time ahead the m-health apps will consist remote consultation and monitoring.
- Shubhra Ketan
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