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What is mHealth?

The European Commission launched a new application called mHealth, which allows mobile devices to monitor and collect data more efficiently. 

mHealth can be used on mobile devices, "Personal DThe igital Assistants", smart watches and other body-worn devices or implants. These devices will collect big amounts of data such as:

  • Health monitoring
  • Lifestyle
  • Daily activity

Why it is important? 

With this data your doctor will make a better diagnosis and give the best treatment. Patients can take control of their health: accessing their records or getting reminders about their medication.

This application gives an early diagnosis and better treatment. The patients will have access to a healthier life and it will help increase the prevention of illnesses. 

Why is the EU doing this?

The European Union is targeting potential issues and barriers, such as:

  • lack of knowledge among mHealth manufacturers about the legal framework
  • data protection & trust
  • lack of interoperability between healthcare systems in the EU
  • safety of mHealth apps

mHealth market wants to develop a current deployment breakdown in Europe taking in consideration solutions for increasing healthcare workforce and patient treatment and remote monitoring solutions. 

What do you think about this initiative?