mHealth is a new area emerging within the field of TeleCare and TeleHealth.
mHealth (also written as m-health or mobile health) is the use of mobile communications – such as personal digital assistants and mobile phones – for health services and information. The mHealth field has emerged as a subset of telemedicine. mHealth applications range from SMS medication reminders - based on existing mobile capabilities - to collecting community and clinical health data, delivery of healthcare information to practitioners, researchers, citizens and patients, real-time monitoring of patient vital signs and direct provision of care.
mHealth presents additional benefits:
In June 2016, COCIR published the new paper Realising the Potential of mHealth: Where Do We Stand?