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The NIH defines mHealth as the use of mobile and wireless devices to improve health outcomes, health services and health research. These technologies are designed to connect the provider and patient, engaging consumers in the care delivery process. To successfully engage patients and positively affect outcomes, providers must care for patients between as well as during encounters.
Use of IT to Empower Patient/Consumer to Take Charge of Their HealthCare:
- 47% respondents have an installed system
- 8% having signed a contract for / installing a system
- 1% of hospitals will be first time purchasers of this technology