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1st Edition

mHealth Multidisciplinary Verticals

Edited By

Sasan Adibi

ISBN 9781482214802
Published November 21, 2014 by CRC Press
754 Pages 83 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

An in-depth overview of the emerging concept; Mobile Health (mHealth), mHealth Multidisciplinary Verticals links applications and technologies to key market and vendor players. It also highlights interdependencies and synergies between various stakeholders which drive the research forces behind mHealth. The book explores the trends and directions where this vertical market is headed.

Divided into nine sections, the book covers a number of multidisciplinary verticals within the field of mHealth such as:

  • Preventive and curative medicine
  • Consumer and patient-centric approaches
  • Psychological, behavioral, and mental verticals
  • Social perspectives
  • Education, adoption, and acceptance
  • Aged care and the aging population
  • Regional, geographical, and public-health perspectives
  • Technology implications
  • Cloud applications

The book collates emerging and diverse mHealth applications into a single resource. The result of extensive research, the book is a collaborative effort between experts from more than 20 countries, who have been carefully reviewed and selected by the team of reviewers. It takes a multidisciplinary approach to health informatics and provides a roadmap to current and future directions of mHealth.

Table of Contents


mHealth Preventive and Curative Medicine
Placing Prevention in the Pockets: The Role of mHealth in Preventive Medical Services, Alireza Ahmadvand, Robyn Whittaker, and Megan S.C. Lim
Going Beyond: Challenges for Using mHealth Applications for Preventive Medicine, Joerg Brunstein, Angela Brunstein, and Michael K. Martin
Mobile Services for Diabetic Patients’ Sustainable Lifestyle, Shakira Shaheen, Abbas Mohammed, and Nedelko Grbic

Consumer and Patient-Centric Approaches in mHealth 5. mHealth Diet and Nutrition Guidance
, Yasmine Probst, Duc Thanh Nguyen, Megan Rollo, and Wanqing Li
Step-By-Step Guide to Designing Effective Wellness Apps, Sandy Ng and Lucia Vuong
Collaborative Health-Care System (COHESY) Model, Vladimir Trajkovik, Saso Koceski, Elena Vlahu-Gjorgievska, and Igor Kulev

Psychological, Behavioral, and Mental Verticals of mHealth
mHealth for Behavior Change and Monitoring, Donna Spruijt-Metz, Wendy Nilsen, and Misha Pavel
Implementing Behavior Change: Evaluation Criteria and Recommendations for mHealth Applications Based on the Health Action Process Approach and the Quality of Life Technology Framework in a Systematic Review, Angela Brunstein, Joerg Brunstein, and Michael K. Martin
mHealth and Population Management, Dirk Boecker, Bernhard Mikoleit, and David Scheffer
mHealth Translation Framework: Behavioral Design and Development to Improve Self-Management in Chronic Health Conditions, John Dinsmore and Ronan McDonnell
Neuropsychiatric mHealth: Design Strategies from Emotion Research, Thomas D. Hull

mHealth Social Perspectives
Social Perspectives on Health: mHealth Implications, Hossein Adibi
Study of the Effective Factors in Mobile Health-Care Success: Sociotechnical Perspective, Pantea Keikhosrokiani, Nasriah Zakaria, Norlia Mustaffa, and Ibrahim Venkat
Implementing mHealth in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: What Should Program Implementers Consider? P.J. Wall, Frédérique Vallières, Eilish McAuliffe, Dave Lewis, and Lucy Hederman

mHealth Education, Adoption, and Acceptance
Role of mHealth in Nursing: A Conceptual Framework, Phillip Olla, Christie Butrico, and Chaz Pichette
mHealth Contents and Services Delivery and Adaptation Challenges for Smart Environments, Tayeb Lemlouma, Sébastien Laborie, Philippe Roose, Abderrezak Rachedi, and Kenza Abdelaziz
Investigating mHealth Education and Training for the Health-Care Sector, Mahmoud Numan Bakkar and Elspeth McKay
Importance of National Culture on Using Mobile Health-Care Systems (MHS), Pantea Keikhosrokiani, Banafsheh Farahani, Nasriah Zakaria, Norlia Mustaffa,
Hassan Sadeghi Amini, Gilnaz Purhossein, and Sayedmehran Mirsafaie Rizi

mHealth Aged Care and Aging Population
Opportunities for mHealth in an Aging Population Context, Brenda M.B. Reginatto
mHealth for Elder Care: Survey of Existing Solutions and Future Road Map, Marilia Manfrinato, Kami Shalfrooshan, and Rozita Dara
mHealth for Aging Populations: Community, Participation, Connectivity, and Mobile Technologies for Older People, Elspeth McKay and Jennifer Martin

mHealth Regional, Geographical, and Public Health Perspectives
Current Situation and Challenges for mHealth in the Latin America Region, Ana Lilia González, Alejandro Galaviz-Mosqueda, Salvador Villarreal-Reyes,
Roberto Magana, Raúl Rivera, Manuel Casillas, and Luis Villasenor
mHealth Issues, Challenges, and Implications: Ethics of Mobile Health Care—The Case of Sweden, Elin Palm
Rural Community Health in India: Problems and Solutions, Nandini Bondale, Sanjay Kimbahune, and Arun K. Pande
Prospects of mHealth to Improve the Health of the Disadvantaged Population in Bangladesh, Fatema Khatun, Anita E. Heywood, Abbas Bhuiya, Siaw-Teng Liaw, and Pradeep K. Ray
Mobile Health in the Developing World: Needs, Facts, and Challenges, Arwa Fahad Ababtain, Deana Ahmad AlMulhim, Faisel Yunus, and Mowafa Said Househ

mHealth Technology Implications
Enhancing Decision Support in Health-Care Systems through mHealth, Michael Mutingi
mHealth Technology Implication: Shifting the Role of Patients from Recipients to Partners of Care, Muhammad Anshari and Mohammad Nabil Almunawar
Understanding User Privacy Preferences for mHealth Data Sharing, Aarathi Prasad, Jacob Sorber, Timothy Stablein, Denise L. Anthony, and David Kotz
House of Quality and Comparative Assessment of Health-Care Services, Saradhi Motamarri, Pradeep K. Ray, and Chung-Li Tseng
Economic Approaches to Assessing Benefits of mHealth Technology: A Guide for Decision and Policy Makers, Thomas Martin and Paul Solano

mHealth Cloud Applications
mHealth and Pharmacy in Health Care, Kevin A. Clauson, Zaher Hajar, Joshua Caballero, and Raymond L. Ownby
Health Web Science: Facilitating Health Care and Well-Being Using Examples in Urinary Incontinence, Medical Education, and Diabetes, Grant P. Cumming, Joanne S. Luciano, Sandra MacRury, Douglas McKendrick, Kate Stephen, and Andrew Chitty
mHealth and Medical Imaging, Chandrashan Perera and Rahul Chakrabarti
3R (Retiming, Regeneration, Reshaping) Dataflow Engine to Enable Online Professional Health Care, Anpeng Huang
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"This book is a sparkling example of a transition to a new era of books on a particular topic: it contains a multidisciplinary approach, [offers] easy searching, [is] logically structured, and is a result of the thorough work of a big team of specialists from different countries and professional backgrounds. This helps to create a full, up-to-date picture of mobile health initiatives and their implementation in diverse social, financial, and geographical environments, [as well as the related] achievements and controversies."
--Marianna E. Ivanova, Oftalmic Ltd, Research Center of Neurology, Russia

"... brings together a comprehensive collection of evidence and discussion that assesses the role mHealth is already having in healthcare delivery around the world and analyses the relevant impacts this can, and will, have throughout the industry vertical. ... goes beyond discussion to introduce specific analysis, research, and targeted guidance frameworks for professionals working in the industry. ... provides a compelling case for wider mHealth adoption. Just as mHealth in itself is providing the vital connections across healthcare, the editor has succeeded in drawing together this disparate evidence base in order to present a comprehensive overview of the potential for these technology-led services."
--Matthew Driver, from Journal of mHealth, October 2015

"... describes the successes from across the broad spectrum of mHealth applications; summarizes the design, implementation, and assessment of mHealth technology; and discusses the future implications of mHealth and its integration with other healthcare technologies. ... The authors discuss a wide variety of mHealth technologies, without particular bias to any one technology or implementation. Taken together, mHealth: Multidisciplinary Verticals serves an important role as an introductory resource to the burgeoning field of mHealth."
--Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine, November 16, 2015