A new and rapidly evolving field of medicine, mobile health technology, also known as mHealth, harnesses the power of mobile devices in private medical and public health practices. Although it has yet to develop a set definition, it has a clear aim: more efficient, improved health care specifically adapted to mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets.
The use of mobile health technology offers benefits to both doctors and patients. For providers, it allows for real-time monitoring of patients, and enables medical professionals to offer care remotely. For patients, mHealth technology may take the form of accessing records and tracking health through the convenience of mobile devices.