Special Issue "M-Health: Emerging Mobile Health Systems"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Care Sciences & Services".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2021.
Interests: mHealth; digital health; chronic care; neurorehabilitation engineering; brain health
The use of mobile and wireless technologies is changing the way in which health services are delivered around the world. With more than 2.5 billion people worldwide owning a mobile phone, the opportunities for the use of digital health solutions to improve public health are unprecedented. The number and type of mHealth services are continuously evolving: facilitating access to specialist clinical diagnostics and treatment advice and other areas, such as emergencies and disaster management, health promotion, treatment compliance, mobile patient records, information access and health surveys.
mHealth is integrating many new technologies for intelligent patient monitoring, data collection, and artificial intelligence decision support systems. These services and technologies are applied in many clinical areas, such as chronic care, palliative care, brain health, maternal and childcare, neurorehabilitation, emergency, health behaviour change programmes and patient education. The acceptance of new clinical pathways by clinicians, patients, administrators and policymakers is increasing trends which have been accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Despite advances, mHealth still faces challenges related to delivering more person-centred health care, ensuring citizens’ secure access to their health data, effective citizen empowerment, early diagnosis and illness prevention. mHealth has become an essential part of public health programme, aiming to empower patients, improve patient–clinician communication, decrease inequality, support vulnerable groups and achieve better health outcomes in a cost-effective manner.
Papers addressing these topics are invited for this Special Issue, especially those combining a high academic and scientific quality coupled with a practical focus on providing emerging mHealth solutions.
Prof. Dr. Enrique J. Gómez Aguilera
Dr. Jennifer Whetham
Manuscript Submission Information
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- digital health
- chronic care
- palliative care
- deprived communities
- health behaviour change programmes
- patient education
- patient empowerment
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Authors: Diego Moreno Blanco and Javier Solana Sanchez