mHealth

Transforming Healthcare

  • Donna Malvey
  • Donna J. Slovensky

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Donna Malvey, Donna J. Slovensky
    Pages 1-17
  3. Donna Malvey, Donna J. Slovensky
    Pages 19-43
  4. Robert L. Garrie, Pamela E. Paustian
    Pages 45-63
  5. Donna Malvey, Donna J. Slovensky
    Pages 65-94
  6. Donna Malvey, Donna J. Slovensky
    Pages 95-113
  7. Donna Malvey, Donna J. Slovensky
    Pages 115-139
  8. Donna Malvey, Donna J. Slovensky
    Pages 141-167
  9. Donna Malvey, Donna J. Slovensky
    Pages 169-185
  10. Donna Malvey, Donna J. Slovensky
    Pages 187-208
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 209-211

About this book

Introduction

This book defines the phenomenon of mHealth and its evolution, explaining why an understanding of mHealth is critical for decision makers, entrepreneurs, and policy analysts who are pivotal to developing products that meet the collaborative health information needs of consumers and providers in a competitive and rapidly-changing environment. The book examines trends in mHealth and discusses how mHealth technologies offer opportunities for innovators and entrepreneurs, those who often are industry first-movers with regard to technology advancement. It also explores the changing dynamics and relationships among physicians, patients, insurers, regulators, managers, administrators, caregivers, and others involved in the delivery of health services. The primary focus is on the ways in which mHealth technologies are revising and reshaping healthcare delivery systems in the United States and globally, and how those changes are expected to change the ways in which the business of healthcare is conducted.

mHealth: Transforming Healthcare consists of nine chapters that addresses key content areas, including history (to the extent that dynamic technologies have a history), projection of immediate evolution, and consistent issues associated with health technology, such as security and information privacy, and government and industry regulation. A major point of discussion addressed is whether mHealth is a transient group of products and a passing patient encounter approach, or if it is the way much of our health care will be delivered in future years with incremental evolution to achieve sustainable innovation of health technologies.

Keywords

Consumer Health Healthcare Information Technology Mobile Healthcare Applications Smart Phone Applications mHealth

Authors and affiliations

  • Donna Malvey
    • 1
  • Donna J. Slovensky
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. of Health Management & InformaticsUniversity of Central FloridaCocoaUSA
  2. 2.Dept. of Health Services AdministrationUniversity of Alabama at BirminghamBirminghamUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4899-7457-0
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4899-7456-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4899-7457-0
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