For a growing number of healthcare organizations, mHealth is being used to engage, serve, educate, and improve the health of socioeconomically disadvantaged patients. Whether it’s simply by texting people tidbits of information or monitoring how much medication a patient is taking, providers are finding meaningful ways to connect to the underserved.

If it hasn’t arrived already, the era of mobile health (mHealth) is certainly on the way.

Like a garden in the early days of spring, the market for mHealth apps, devices, and platforms is ripe with potential and possibilities. In many cases, patients are monitoring their health through smartphone apps and wearable health monitoring devices. In other instances, providers are using mobile technology to better connect with various populations of patients (see related story on page 8).

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Source: The Promise of Mobile: Connecting to Underserved Populations