Mobile Medical and Healthcare Applications



The invention of high data connectivity on mobile devices has opened the doors of innovative applications in healthcare and medical technologies. The current generations of smart phones are considered as handheld computers rather than as phones. Smart phones have advantages like continuous uninterrupted data stream, powerful computing power, portability, large memories, wide screens, capability to support multimedia application software compared to other wireless communication technology. This technology is being widely used in health care industry known as m-health. Mobile applications can lower costs and improve the quality of healthcare as well as help in prevention, all of which can improve health outcomes over the long term. This chapter provides a brief overview of various mobile applications in healthcare domain. We will discuss what is mobile health, how can we achieve it. We will discuss different smart phone applications in the market today and how are they affecting the global world. This paper covers applications targeting patients and healthcare providers.


Mobile Device Mobile Application Smart Phone Mobile Technology Remote Monitoring 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Florida Atlantic UniversityBoca RatonUSA

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