Mobile Devices as a Resource in Gathering Health Data: The Role of Mobile Devices in the Improvement of Global Health

Arshia A Khan, Janna Madden

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Abstract

Mobile technology enables the generation and collection of previously unobtainable amounts of data. This data is becoming a powerful tool in the delivery of healthcare. Both internal devices sensors and externally connected sensors are used to collect measures, which are then aggregated, into useable information. Current trends in mobile technology, such as cloud computing and external storage make such computationally heavy applications accessible on mobile devices. These applications serve many purposes, including facilitating communication between patient and provider, remotely monitoring patients and measuring population health objectives, such as disease-trends. Collected data supports both knowledge-based decision-making and evidence-based practice which aim to improve care by using collected information to make informed decisions about healthcare services at the population and individual level respectively. Mobile technology also supports global health objectives such as care coordination, cost containment and equity of care delivery. As the accessibility and abilities of mobile technology continues to increase, mobile technology can be expected to become increasingly influential in shaping the way healthcare is delivered.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2016 International Conference on Computational Science and Computational Intelligence, CSCI 2016
EditorsMary Yang, Hamid R. Arabnia, Leonidas Deligiannidis, Leonidas Deligiannidis
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1010-1015
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781509055104
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 17 2017
Event2016 International Conference on Computational Science and Computational Intelligence, CSCI 2016 - Las Vegas, United States
Duration: Dec 15 2016Dec 17 2016

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2016 International Conference on Computational Science and Computational Intelligence, CSCI 2016

Other

Other2016 International Conference on Computational Science and Computational Intelligence, CSCI 2016
CountryUnited States
CityLas Vegas
Period12/15/1612/17/16

Keywords

  • data gathering
  • global health
  • healthcare
  • mobile devices
  • mobile technology
  • patient support

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