Learn more about the use of mHealth technology
in the mental health space
Telehealth for mental healthcare makes a lot of sense since mental health care is generally harder to access than other health services, due to a shortage of qualified mental health providers and coverage limits.
Self-care means individuals should develop a healthier lifestyle by paying careful attention to their diet, exercise, and sleeping habits. A person’s lifestyle can have a significant impact on how their mind and body respond to a mental health treatment plan.
Smartphones offer an effective and cost-efficient solution for mental healthcare by enabling self-care and they promote patient psycho-education.
Pharma can benefit from mHealth solutions by using them in clinical trials and by offering them to HCPs as part of a comprehensive treatment solution.
The number of patients monitored remotely will reach 50.2 million worldwide by 20121, according to Swedish Report
According to a new report by a research firm in Sweden, there were 7.1 million patients monitored remotely worldwide in 2016, which is an increase of 44%. The report also forecasts that the number will grow to 50.2 million by 2021.
Using mHealth solutions for clinical trials as data-collection tools, can potentially revolutionise clinical research. Wearable devices and mobile health solutions can offer pharmaceutical companies access to additional patient data to provide a more comprehensive overview of safety and efficacy.
Mhealth can improve health outcomes by helping clinicians collect, view, and analyse patient information more efficiently.
Patients value mHealth technology, therefore, the sooner healthcare providers embrace this technology, the better. Fortunately, mHealth technology does not only offer benefits for patients, it also solves many of today’s healthcare challenges, since it provides public and private healthcare providers the scalability to treat more patients with fewer resources.
Health apps are application programmes that offer health-related services for smartphones, tablet PCs and other communication devices.  On the other hand, mHealth refers to mobile-based or mobile-enhanced solutions that deliver health. Mobile devices offer the opportunity to improve health outcomes through the delivery of innovative medical and health services with information and communication technologies to the farthest reaches of the globe.
There are more than 165,000 mobile health apps on the market. Nearly two thirds focus on general wellness such as fitness, lifestyle, stress, and diet.