Aug 26, 2015
Spotlight On: Mobile Health in Diabetes CareKathy Hughes | Aug 26, 2015
In The American Journal of Managed Care, Avalere's Kathy Hughes shares commentary on the potential impact of mobile health on evidence-based practice in diabetes care.
Mobile health (mHealth) is a form of digital health that specifically includes the use of mobile technologies within healthcare. Data from mHealth can be used to inform, assess, anticipate, and aid in interventions while monitoring and coordinating patient health status and care. This use of real-time patient data will facilitate evidence-based practice, which is a research-informed, interdisciplinary approach to coordinating clinical care. Diabetes is a disease area in which mHealth applications may be particularly relevant given the demographics, the public health challenge, and the fact that it is a condition that relies largely on self-management. Access the article to read more.