Article Abstract

“mHealth”—an important role in facilitating primary healthcare

Authors: Adeel Khoja, Shahvaiz Magsi, Sara Shahnawaz


mHealth, the term is most commonly used in reference to using mobile communication devices, such as mobile phones, tablet computers and personal digital assistants (PDAs), and wearable devices such as smart watches, for healthcare services, information, and data collection (1). These services cover a wide spectrum from healthcare promotion, disease surveillance/prevention, epidemic outbreak tracking, acute disease treatment support and chronic disease management along with electronic payments and funds transfer.