An Overview of Smartphone Apps


Project Status:
Project Line:
Horizon Scan
Project Sub Line:
Emerging Health Technologies
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Health-based mobile applications (“mHealth”) are downloadable applications on a smartphone or similar device for use in health care, either by the person directly using it or by a health care provider. This Horizon Scan summarizes the available information and provides an overview of health apps on smartphones that are not connected to specialized medical equipment, describing examples of emerging apps in different clinical areas, who they might benefit, and their operational issues.