Chapter 9


Health Informatics and the New Direction of Healthcare: Mobile Health, PHRs, Mobile Health Apps, and More



Electronic medical records (EMRs) are not the only component of the health industry that has been steered by technological advancements. There also has been rapid expansion in the usage of (1) mobile health, or healthcare applications on mobile devices (laptops, cell phones) that cater to a patient’s health in the form of patient-controlled health records, as well as (2) patient–physician interactive health technology (like ...

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