Health care in a technological world

Meetoo, D, Rylance, R and Abuhaimid, HA 2018, 'Health care in a technological world' , British Journal of Nursing, 27 (20) , pp. 1172-1177.

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Abstract

Ongoing innovation in the field of mobile health (mHealth) has the potential to change the landscape of healthcare practice both inside and outside formal clinical settings. mHealth could enhance patient education, prevent disease, improve diagnosis and research-based treatment, reduce healthcare costs and enable patients to manage long-term conditions. In addition, unimpeded by geographical distance, smartphone-linked wearable sensors, built around real-time connectivity, will improve communication between health professionals and improve the understanding of physiological variability, thereby improving clinical decisions and quality of care. However, despite the potential of mHealth, there are still significant information gaps regarding its long-term effects, acceptability, costs and risks. There is therefore a significant need for continued research to evaluate the functions and appropriateness of these medical devices that are slowly entering the healthcare arena, while not neglecting the rights of the individual.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: General Nursing
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society
Journal or Publication Title: British Journal of Nursing
Publisher: Mark Allen Group
ISSN: 2052-2819
SWORD Depositor: Publications Router
Depositing User: Publications Router
Date Deposited: 07 Feb 2019 08:50
Last Modified: 07 Feb 2019 08:50
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/48997

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