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Mobile Health

  • By: Sara E. Champlin & Michael Mackert
  • In: Encyclopedia of Health Communication
  • Edited by: Teresa L. Thompson
  • Subject:Public Health Education & Health Promotion, Health Psychology, Health Communication

Mobile health (mHealth) is a broad term that encompasses the collection, presentation, and use of health information via a mobile device such as a mobile phone, application, or electronic tablet. The portable nature of mHealth lends to unique advantages for health research and communication as this typically involves direct communication with patients and/or research participants without having to be in a health care facility. Moreover, mHealth enables the sharing of health information in a quick and paperless manner. While there are many benefits associated with mHealth, the sharing and transmission of health information over electronic services must be done with complete confidentiality, an issue that is the topic of some conflict across disciplines. Use of mHealth technology has increased in recent years and continues to ...

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