The mHealth Planning Guide: Key Considerations for Integrating Mobile Technology into Health Programs

Published on K4Health, 2014

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Over the past decade, mobile health, or mHealth, has emerged as a cutting-edge tool for expanding access to health information and services around the world. mHealth uses mobile and wireless technologies, such as mobile phones, patient monitoring devices, personal digital assistants (PDAs), and mobile software applications (apps), to achieve health objectives. Why are a growing number of health programs – and even district and national health systems – turning to these technologies to support their efforts? There are many good reasons to consider using mHealth tools to improve public health.

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