Article Abstract

Welcome to the world of mHealth!

Authors: Steven Tucker


Welcome to the world of mHealth! The term mHealth was first coined by Robert Istepanian to describe “emerging mobile communications and network technologies for healthcare” (1). Today, mHealth is well-known as an abbreviation for mobile health. However, we would like to broaden the definition of “mHealth” here: health and medical prevention and treatment supported by exponential technologies, including but not limited to wireless gateways and connectivity, biosensors and wearable personal technology, precision medicine, and of course, patient engagement and empowerment.