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What is mHealth?

Mobile health (mHealth) has been defined as medical and public health practice supported by mobile devices, such as mobile phones, patient monitoring devices, personal digital assistants, and other wireless devices (WHO, 2011). In the short amount of time since it has been available, mHealth has provided support, care, access, and opportunity to millions of people. Mhealth creates the opportunity to reach more people in need of services, from rural areas within the United States, to the African country, Rwanda and nearly everywhere between. The drive for mHealth is rooted in providing health care to people residing in third world countries or rural areas coupled with the increase in people who own mobile phones. After the COVID-19 pandemic, it was clear mHealth had numerous implications for people in first world countries too. More research is needed on this new technology, but the pilot studies thus far are promising.