Formal Definition

mHealth (mobile health) is the use of mobile devices, such as mobile phones, patient monitoring devices, personal digital assistants (PDAs), and wireless devices, for medical and public health practice. mHealth applications include examples such as treatment adherence, community mobilization, collecting community and clinical health data, wellness and self-care, chronic disease management, and remote patient monitoring

  • Synonym(s): mobile health
  • Categories: Information and communication technology