Salud Publica
41.1K views | +7 today
Follow
 
Rescooped by Mariano Fernandez S. from healthcare technology
onto Salud Publica
Scoop.it!

What is mHealth? Is it Mobile health or Modern health?

What is mHealth? Is it Mobile health or Modern health? | Salud Publica | Scoop.it

Syllogism causes confusion among healthcare terms such as modern health, mobile health, digital health, ehealth, mhealth, telemedicine, and telehealth.

 

Clearly, Lions & Tigers are both cats, and cats are animals, but the healthcare syllogisms aren’t as straight forward. People often associate Mobile Health with the ambulance that shows up to provide care and transportation, rather than the use of mobile devices and wireless networks. They may also associate Mobile Health with the tablet device the doctor uses as she moves about, rather than a smartphone device. That’s why I drew the diagram with mHealth not entirely within Wireless Health or within Telehealth. And it’s why I added a new term to  encompass them all - Modern Health.

 

I apologize to my consumer audience if this article sometimes gets a bit technical. That’s because it was partially written to address a technical audience. You can skip the technology, go straight to the Cool mHealth Trends.

 

mHealth & Telehealth

 

Telehealth is the delivery of health-related services and information via telecommunications technologies. These services could be as simple as two health professionals discussing a case over the telephone, a video call between patient and practitioner(s), or doing robotic surgery between facilities at different ends of the globe. Telehealth is an expansion of telemedicine, because it’s not limited to clinical treatment but can also apply to prevention. Likewise,telehealth is an expansion of mHealth, because it’s not limited to cellular technologies.

 

mHealth & Wireless Health

 

Wireless health differs from mHealth in that wireless health solutions will not always be mobile and mobile health solutions will not always be wirelessly enabled. Wireless Health integrates wireless technology into traditional medicine, such as for diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of illness. Wireless technologies eliminate the cost and effort to install wires and support the ability to move about without being tethered. Wireless networks can cover very short distances such as between wearable sensors and a smartphone, entire buildings such as Wi-Fi home networks; or wider areas such as cellular networks that extend from tower to tower. These mobile broadband networks are especially useful in reaching new patients in remote areas than previously possible.

 

mHealth & eHealth

 

eHealth describes any healthcare practice supported by electronic information processing and communication, so it has broader reach than mHealth, which relates to practices using mobile  (phone or computing) technologies

 

mHealth: Mobile Health or Modern Health?

 

Many app developers view mHealth as exploiting mobile telecommunication in health care delivery. That can include mobile phones (voice & SMS text), smartphones, or a variety of other devices that include laptop computers, patient monitoring devices, MP3 players, PERS systems, and more.  The term can extend to both mobile and stationary devices, as long as they used mobile/cellular telecom technologies, but what if they don’t communicate at all?

 

What if a smartphone app uses sensors to collect health & fitness data and then stores and tracks it on the device itself without ever sending it anywhere? If the device itself is viewed as a telecom device, it might fit in the mHealthcategory, but the iPod Touch has no mobile phone connection, and even though it uses the same iPhone technology, it arguably would not fit the mHealth definition, even though it’s running the exact same code. That’s where the traditional mHealth definition breaks down, and it’s one reason that I prefer to extend mHealth to Modern Health, rather than just Mobile Health.

Modern Health encompasses innovations that collectively define the future of healthcare. They include: digital, electronic & mobile health, telehealth & telemedicine, electronic sensors & cloud-based monitoring services, video calls & telepresence, electronic medical & personal health records, big data & analytics, healthcare robotics & artificial intelligence, personalized medicine & genomics, and the wireless connections (ANT+, Bluetooth LE, ZigBee, Z-Wave, Wi-Fi, 4G, LTE), big broadband networks (fiber-optics), and regulatory & payment reforms that bind them.

 

Yes, nearly 40,000 health-related apps are available today for smartphones, and that number is up ten-fold from about 4,000 in 2010. So clearly smartphone availability and fast Internet access are driving much of the growth of modern healthcare applications, but don’t discount large mHealth opportunities on other devices and in other geographic markets.


Via nrip
more...
No comment yet.
Salud Publica
Que hay en salud? Tendencias y nuevas formas de lograr mejoras sanitarias en las comunidades
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Mariano Fernandez S.
Scoop.it!

La Salud 2.0 y la atención de la salud en la era digital | Fernández Silano | Revista Médica de Risaralda

La Salud 2.0 y la atención de la salud en la era digital | Fernández Silano | Revista Médica de Risaralda | Salud Publica | Scoop.it
La Salud 2.0 y la atención de la salud en la era digital
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mariano Fernandez S.
Scoop.it!

Las vacunas han prevenido más de 100 millones de infecciones

Las vacunas han prevenido más de 100 millones de infecciones | Salud Publica | Scoop.it
Prensa Científica editorial española dedicada a la divulgación del conocimiento científico a través de revistas y publicaciones periódicas
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mariano Fernandez S.
Scoop.it!

Historias de la malaria: El parásito - Cuaderno de Cultura Científica

Historias de la malaria: El parásito - Cuaderno de Cultura Científica | Salud Publica | Scoop.it
Terciana: Calentura intermitente que repite cada tercer día.Cuartana: Calentura, casi siempre de origen palúdico, que entra con frío, de cuatro en cuatro días. (Diccionario de la Lengua Española). Fue el médico militar francés Alphonse Laveran, del que hablaré en otro capítulo de esta serie, quien demostró en 1880, con la ayuda de un microscopio no muy potente, … Seguir leyendo
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mariano Fernandez S.
Scoop.it!

Clickotine, A Personalized Smartphone App for Smoking Cessation: Initial Evaluation

Clickotine, A Personalized Smartphone App for Smoking Cessation: Initial Evaluation | Salud Publica | Scoop.it
Mobile and tablet apps, ubiquitous and pervasive computing, wearable computing and domotics for health.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mariano Fernandez S.
Scoop.it!

Impact of Information and Communication Technologies on Nursing Care: Results of an Overview of Systematic Reviews

Impact of Information and Communication Technologies on Nursing Care: Results of an Overview of Systematic Reviews | Salud Publica | Scoop.it
Journal of Medical Internet Research - International Scientific Journal for Medical Research, Information and Communication on the Internet
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mariano Fernandez S.
Scoop.it!

Diccionario de Discapacidades - Discapacidad Venezuela

Informacion sobre la discapacidad en Venezuela
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mariano Fernandez S.
Scoop.it!

Los niños con mascota viven mejor gracias a dos microbios

Los niños con mascota viven mejor gracias a dos microbios | Salud Publica | Scoop.it
La probabilidad de sufrir obesidad y alergias en niños que tienen mascota (perro o gato) parece ser menor que en los niños que no tienen mascota. Y la razó
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mariano Fernandez S.
Scoop.it!

Los problemas de nacionalidad de los microbios de nuestro cuerpo

Los problemas de nacionalidad de los microbios de nuestro cuerpo | Salud Publica | Scoop.it
En nuestra piel viven innumerables especies de microbios, y en cantidades tan elevadas que ni siquiera se sabe a ciencia cierta cuántos hay. Solo nuestr
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mariano Fernandez S.
Scoop.it!

Gut bacteria may protect infants from intestinal infection

Gut bacteria may protect infants from intestinal infection | Salud Publica | Scoop.it
New research in mice offers evidence that Clostridia gut bacteria could protect against the complications of gastrointestinal infections in infants.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mariano Fernandez S.
Scoop.it!

Seis ideas para que los médicos ayuden a los pacientes con cáncer a dejar de fumar

Seis ideas para que los médicos ayuden a los pacientes con cáncer a dejar de fumar | Salud Publica | Scoop.it
Dejar de fumar ayuda a los pacientes con cáncer a mejorar su sobrevida, así como a la efectividad del tratamiento contra el cáncer y que este provoque menos efectos secundarios graves.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Mariano Fernandez S. from Educación a Distancia y TIC
Scoop.it!

Female scientists are considerably more likely to be mistakenly cited as if they were males than vice versa

Female scientists are considerably more likely to be mistakenly cited as if they were males than vice versa | Salud Publica | Scoop.it
Gender stereotypes appear so enduring that certain prestigious professions continue to be almost exclusively associated with the male gender. Michał Krawczyk sought to discover if scientist was one…

Via L. García Aretio
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mariano Fernandez S.
Scoop.it!

Seeking Web-Based Information About Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Where, What, and When

Seeking Web-Based Information About Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Where, What, and When | Salud Publica | Scoop.it
Journal of Medical Internet Research - International Scientific Journal for Medical Research, Information and Communication on the Internet
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mariano Fernandez S.
Scoop.it!

ACIP General Best Practice Guidelines for Immunization | Recommendations | CDC

General Best Practice Guidelines for Immunization. Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mariano Fernandez S.
Scoop.it!

Block grant funding of public health insurance: the Canadian example

Block grant funding of public health insurance: the Canadian example | Salud Publica | Scoop.it
Speaker Paul Ryan wants to reform Medicaid by "block granting" the program, that is, by capping federal funding and turning control of the program over to
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mariano Fernandez S.
Scoop.it!

China prueba por primera vez en humanos la ‘superedición’ de genes contra el cáncer

China prueba por primera vez en humanos la ‘superedición’ de genes contra el cáncer | Salud Publica | Scoop.it
Un equipo de oncólogos en Sichuan ha inyectado a un paciente con cáncer de pulmón células modificadas con esta revolucionaria herramienta para combatir la enfermedad
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mariano Fernandez S.
Scoop.it!

El fenómeno de las megajournals y la publicación científica

El fenómeno de las megajournals y la publicación científica | Salud Publica | Scoop.it
El origen de las megajournals se remonta hasta 2006 con la aparición de PLOS ONE, cuyo modelo fue seguido por otras publicaciones como Scientific Reports o
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mariano Fernandez S.
Scoop.it!

Use of Fitness and Nutrition Apps: Associations With Body Mass Index, Snacking, and Drinking Habits in Adolescents

Use of Fitness and Nutrition Apps: Associations With Body Mass Index, Snacking, and Drinking Habits in Adolescents | Salud Publica | Scoop.it
Mobile and tablet apps, ubiquitous and pervasive computing, wearable computing and domotics for health.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mariano Fernandez S.
Scoop.it!

Childhood adversity and risk of suicide: cohort study of 548 721 adolescents and young adults in Sweden

Childhood adversity and risk of suicide: cohort study of 548 721 adolescents and young adults in Sweden | Salud Publica | Scoop.it
Objective  To examine the relation between childhood adversity, the role of school performance, and childhood psychopathology and the risk of suicide.

Design  Cohort study of register based indicators of childhood adversity (at ages 0-14) including death in the family (suicide analysed separately), parental substance abuse, parental psychiatric disorder, substantial parental criminality, parental separation/single parent household, receipt of public assistance, and residential instability.

Setting  Swedish medical birth register and various Swedish population based registers.

Participants  548 721 individuals born 1987-91.

Main outcome measures  Estimates of suicide risk at ages 15-24 calculated as incidence rate ratios adjusted for time at risk and confounders.

Results  Adjusted incidence rate ratios for the relation between childhood adversity and suicide during adolescence and young adulthood ranged from 1.6 (95% confidence interval 1.1 to 2.4) for residential instability to 2.9 (1.4 to 5.9) for suicide in the family. There was a dose-response relation between accumulating childhood adversity and risk: 1.1 (0.9 to 1.4) for those exposed to one adversity and 1.9 (1.4 to 2.5) and 2.6 (1.9 to 3.4) for those exposed to two and three or more adversities, respectively. The association with increased risk of suicide remained even after adjustment for school performance and childhood psychopathology.

Conclusion  Childhood adversity is a risk factor for suicide in adolescence and young adulthood, particularly accumulated adversity. These results emphasise the importance of understanding the social mechanisms of suicide and the need for effective interventions early in life, aiming to alleviate the risk in disadvantaged children.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mariano Fernandez S.
Scoop.it!

El ambiente se queda grabado en la memoria genética de 14 generaciones

El ambiente se queda grabado en la memoria genética de 14 generaciones | Salud Publica | Scoop.it
Al menos en lo que se refiere a nemátodos, gusanos nematelmintos del superfilo Ecdysozoa, el impacto del cambio medioambiental se puede transmitir en lo
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mariano Fernandez S.
Scoop.it!

Breastfeeding, Cognitive and Noncognitive Development in Early Childhood: A Population Study

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: There is mixed evidence from correlational studies that breastfeeding impacts children’s development. Propensity score matching with large samples can be an effective tool to remove potential bias from observed confounders in correlational studies. The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of breastfeeding on children’s cognitive and noncognitive development at 3 and 5 years of age.

METHODS: Participants included ∼8000 families from the Growing Up in Ireland longitudinal infant cohort, who were identified from the Child Benefit Register and randomly selected to participate. Parent and teacher reports and standardized assessments were used to collect information on children’s problem behaviors, expressive vocabulary, and cognitive abilities at age 3 and 5 years. Breastfeeding information was collected via maternal report. Propensity score matching was used to compare the average treatment effects on those who were breastfed.

RESULTS: Before matching, breastfeeding was associated with better development on almost every outcome. After matching and adjustment for multiple testing, only 1 of the 13 outcomes remained statistically significant: children’s hyperactivity (difference score, –0.84; 95% confidence interval, –1.33 to –0.35) at age 3 years for children who were breastfed for at least 6 months. No statistically significant differences were observed postmatching on any outcome at age 5 years.

CONCLUSIONS: Although 1 positive benefit of breastfeeding was found by using propensity score matching, the effect size was modest in practical terms. No support was found for statistically significant gains at age 5 years, suggesting that the earlier observed benefit from breastfeeding may not be maintained once children enter school.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mariano Fernandez S.
Scoop.it!

Cirugía metabólica para diabetes: Pocos pacientes se operan

Cirugía metabólica para diabetes: Pocos pacientes se operan | Salud Publica | Scoop.it
Aunque un número creciente de guías y sociedades médicas internacionales ya proponen el enfoque quirúrgico para el tratamiento de la diabetes de tipo 2 no controlada, subsisten barreras para el acceso a dicha intervención.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Mariano Fernandez S. from Salud Conectada
Scoop.it!

Online support: investigating the role of public online forums in mental health

Online support: investigating the role of public online forums in mental health | Salud Publica | Scoop.it
This report looks at the large amounts of mental health related discussion taking place on public online forums, and explores whether computational techniques can provide robust, actionable insight from these conversations.

The report was written by the Centre for the Analysis of Social Media (CASM) at Demos in partnership with The King’s Fund. It was funded by the Wellcome Trust

Via ChemaCepeda
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mariano Fernandez S.
Scoop.it!

Simulation Training: Evaluating the Instructor’s Contribution to a Wizard of Oz Simulator in Obstetrics and Gynecology Ultrasound Training

Simulation Training: Evaluating the Instructor’s Contribution to a Wizard of Oz Simulator in Obstetrics and Gynecology Ultrasound Training | Salud Publica | Scoop.it
A New Peer-Reviewed Journal with Focus on Technology, Innovation and Openess in Medical Education
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mariano Fernandez S.
Scoop.it!

Una proteína del cordón umbilical regenera el cerebro envejecido de ratones

Una proteína del cordón umbilical regenera el cerebro envejecido de ratones | Salud Publica | Scoop.it
La investigación podría contribuir al desarrollo de terapias contra la degeneración de funciones cognitivas del cerebro humano
more...
No comment yet.