Description:
Mobile medical applications are programs designed for use on mobile device such as smartphones, tablets and PCs, which serve some capacity in the healthcare field. These applications can be run on a diverse collection of mobile devices as well as tablets and computers. Most applications are intended to supplement current medical hardware in addition to revising mobile platforms.There are many varieties of mobile applications including ones for personal health and management of their health as well as ones designed towards the health providers: improving the applications that aide in patient care. The wide range of application platforms readily available in today's society make it nearly unfathomable to not be used in improving connectivity and portability within the healthcare system. Mobile medical applications cover a broad spectrum of possible professional and client needs that must be met. There is no limit to the variety and quantity of mobile medical applications or their capabilities
      • patient management applications
      • medical mobile direct messaging services
      • clinical data applications
      • various telehealth interface application
Applications:
With the ever increasing demand for high-end applications for medical software, mobile application software development has exploded. Mobile applications offer benefits to patient healthcare in ways that weren't able to be provided for before the surge of smartphones.Mobile applications offer a more dynamic function of communication between patients and clinicians, with an ultimate goal of improving patient care.

Sources:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16777784
http://libraryguides.umassmed.edu/mobile
https://www.nlm.nih.gov/mobile/
https://innovations.ahrq.gov/perspectives/telehealth-improves-access-and-quality-care-alaska-natives
http://www.imedicalapps.com/

Related Terms:
  • Beta testing of mobile applications
  • Enterprise mobile applications
  • Internal mobile applications
  • Mobile application API


Graphics:
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http://worldofdtcmarketing.com/the-gap-between-the-promise-and-reality-of-mobile-health/mobile-healthcare-marketing/

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http://mobihealthnews.com/30199/half-of-mobile-health-app-users-are-using-fitness-apps/
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-diagram depicting the current field trends and areas for mobile medical applications to expand into.

references:
Vavilis, S., Petković, M., & Zannone, N. (2012). Impact of ICT on home healthcare . In ICT Critical Infrastructures and Society (pp. 111-122). Springer Berlin Heidelberg.