mHealth: Doctor in your pocket


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Whether fitness wristband, smartphone app or mobile blood glucose meter - thanks to mHealth, physical well-being and health can be easily managed on the go.

Patients with chronic conditions also benefit from mobile helpers

Disease management with apps and wearables

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Due to the increase in average life expectancy, the proportion of chronically ill people in our society is growing. They are thus a popular target group for the mHealth market.

Prospects and risks of mHealth

Will smartphones soon replace an office visit?

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The mHealth offerings not only make it easier for patients to manage their disease, but doctors also benefit from the health data collected in apps.