Mobile health for stroke: a promising concept for research and practice

Fred Stephen Sarfo, Bruce Ovbiagele


The potential for mHealth to revolutionize worldwide healthcare delivery through enhanced patient education/awareness, improved screening procedures, better risk factor control, and sustainable health system cost reductions is tremendous. In particular, the use of mHealth to effectively manage chronic disease, especially for those patients with several co-morbid chronic illnesses, is expected to exponentially soar (1-3) as scientific evidence supporting the benefits of mHealth continues to accrue in published literature.