Can Mobile Health Technologies Transform Health Care?

According to the authors (Steinhubl et al) there is substantial enthusiasm for mobile health (mHealth) technology particularly its potential to reduce health care spending and address the need for more precise and individualized medicine. But there are obstacles including the complexities of the health care system and the potential for mHealth to weaken the patient-physician relationship and increase the workload of clinicians. There is also considerable concern about useless  and possibly even dangerous apps being downloaded by unsuspecting consumers.

This article offers examples of how mHealth technologies can transform health care by addressing inefficient practices and the challenges faced by cconsumers and clinicians in the current system.

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