What is mobile health (mHealth)?

The term mobile health or mHealth is used to describe the use of devices such as smartphones or tablets in the practice of medicine, and the downloading of health-related applications (apps). This helps with the flow of information over a mobile network and can improve communication between you and your doctor. Whether you have a specific condition that needs monitoring or simply wish to improve your overall health, there is likely a mobile app to help you achieve your goals.

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