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2 years 9 months ago #10 by Sameera
Sameera created the topic: m-Health Definition
Hi

Recently I attended International Medical Congress organized by SLMA where m-Health was slightly covered. I saw some were trying to define m-Health in multiple ways. Some m-Health definitions even had names of devices and technologies.  But that is a wrong approach, the definition of mobile health need to be independent from technologies such as 3G, Wifi, etc. otherwise we need to keep updating the definition whenever devices or technologies change. 

I would like to suggest a more generic definition such as following;

m-Health - The practice of medicine and public health supported by various devices and technologies which support the mobility.

Thx.
Sameera.

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2 years 8 months ago #20 by Chaminda Weerabaddana
Chaminda Weerabaddana replied the topic: m-Health Definition
Hi,

mHealth being a relatively new field in the context of health care and the rapid growth and transformation in mobile technologies, best is to stick to the broadest possible definition.

"use of mobile and wireless technologies to support the achievement of health objectives" would do that in my view.

Thanks,

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