MOBILE HEALTH (MHEALTH) INNOVATIONS FOR PUBLIC HEALTH FEEDBACK: A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE

Authors

  • Chioma Anthonia Okolo Federal Medical Centre, Asaba, Delta State, Nigeria
  • Oloruntoba Babawarun Global Future Redemption Empowerment Foundation, Ibadan 200258, Oyo State, Nigeria
  • Tolulope Oyinlola Olorunsogo Independent Researcher, Nebraska, USA

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.51594/imsrj.v4i3.915

Abstract

In recent years, Mobile Health (mHealth) innovations have emerged as a transformative force in the realm of public health, revolutionizing the way healthcare is delivered and monitored worldwide. This review presents a comprehensive overview of the latest advancements in mHealth technologies, focusing particularly on their role in soliciting and utilizing public health feedback on a global scale. The proliferation of smartphones and mobile applications has paved the way for novel approaches to healthcare delivery, monitoring, and data collection. Through leveraging the ubiquity and connectivity of mobile devices, mHealth initiatives have facilitated enhanced communication between healthcare providers and patients, enabling real-time monitoring of health metrics, adherence to treatment regimens, and timely interventions. One of the key aspects of mHealth innovations is their capacity to engage diverse populations and solicit feedback regarding various aspects of public health, ranging from disease outbreaks to healthcare service quality. Through interactive platforms and user-friendly interfaces, individuals can provide valuable insights, report symptoms, and participate in surveys, thereby contributing to the generation of actionable data for public health interventions. Furthermore, mHealth solutions have demonstrated significant promise in overcoming barriers to healthcare access, particularly in underserved and remote communities. By delivering health information, diagnostic tools, and remote consultations via mobile platforms, these innovations have expanded the reach of essential healthcare services, thereby bridging gaps in healthcare delivery and improving health outcomes on a global scale. However, challenges such as privacy concerns, technological literacy, and disparities in digital access persist, underscoring the importance of equitable deployment and user-centered design in mHealth initiatives. Moreover, the integration of mHealth solutions into existing healthcare infrastructure requires careful coordination among stakeholders, including policymakers, healthcare providers, and technology developers. Mobile Health (mHealth) innovations hold immense potential to revolutionize public health feedback mechanisms on a global scale. By harnessing the power of mobile technologies, these initiatives can empower individuals, enhance healthcare delivery, and inform evidence-based public health policies for a healthier future.

Keywords:  Mobile Health, mHealth, Public Health, Healthcare, Innovation, Review.

Published

2024-03-17

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