MHEALTH: MOBILE TECHNOLOGY MEETS MENTAL HEALTH, THE FUTURE IS NOW.

Rob Bradley, Sadullah Errol Luders

Abstract


EHealth is an established concept within healthcare. More recently, the widespread adoption of smart phones and mobile devices among the population at large has shifted eHealth towards Mobile Health going forward. Now known as mHealth, it is a term used to describe mobile applications (apps) specifically built to promote medical and public health practice on mobile phones, tablets, or patient monitoring devices (WHO 2011). This article covers aspects of mHealth, in particular those related to Mental Health. It explores the potential risks/rewards of technology and asks questions about where we are heading and about technological advances outpacing policies concerned with the delivery of eHealth and mHealth.


Keywords


eHealth, mHealth, Mobile apps, Mobile devices, Technology, Healthcare

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