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molaei K, ahmadi M. The Role Of Mobile Health Apps To Facilitate Self-Care . Journal of Modern Medical Information Science. 2017; 3 (1) :49-61
URL: http://jmis.hums.ac.ir/article-1-118-en.html

Professor School of Health Management and Information Sciences, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
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Introduction: The use of mobile technology as  mobile health is rapidly expanding  to track and improve human health. The advent of smartphone technology alongside interactive displays has provided quick access, easy access, transmission and tracking information for patients and service providers. The patients can better manage and control their illness and health by using wireless technologies along with software developed.
Methods: In this review, scientific databases using a combination of sensitive keywords were searched out in articles published in accredited journals. Then, categorization and content analysis procedures were performed using scientific methods. Since one of the main goals of using cellular technology in the health sector is improving health, quality and access to services, so this paper will be  focus on the most widely used mobile health apps such as: application control and management of diabetes, heart disease, the elderly, drug adherence, smoking cessation, asthma and stroke control.
Results: The results of of this study indicate that mobile applications as part of customer health informatics will have the potential to facilitate self-care for people with various illnesses with patient education, disease management, easy tracking, helping to increase motivational capabilities and improve drug adherence Health systems facilitate and improve individual self-care using disease management software and providing capabilities such as collecting clinical signs and data for patients and service providers, managing and tracking drug and treatment processes, and changing lifestyl.
Conclusion: Mobiles technology by connecting patients to care providers can provide access to information, help reduce costs, facilitate remote care and increase the quality of care at any location and at any time. Mobile health technology using different software can be very effective and useful for the improvement of health objectives in various fields, including management, treatment, care and prevention.

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Type of Study: Applicable | Subject: Special
Received: 2017/02/17 | Accepted: 2017/08/21 | Published: 2017/08/21

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