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Definition

mHealth (a contraction of mobile health) is

the practice of medicine using mobile devices, particularly physiological sensors. Sensors may be enabled to communicate with a user's mobile phone in a Body Area Network configuration. Related to e-Health.[1]

Overview

Although mHealth, as used in the FCC's National Broadband Plan, originally referred to "mobile" healthcare issues only, the mHealth Task Force defined the term more broadly to include mobile health, wireless health, and e-Care technologies that improve patient care and the efficiency of healthcare delivery.[2]

References

  1. Aeris, IoT Dictionary (full-text).
  2. Stephanie M. Phillipps, Maureen R. Jeffreys & Vernessa T. Pollard, "mHealth Task Force Releases Its Findings and Recommendations; FCC Announces Its Wireless Health Agenda," Arnold & Porter Advisory, Sept. 2012, at 1 n.1 (full-text).