The future isn’t far: mobile health apps that do wonders

In this month’s issue of Scientific American, Francis Collins examines the powerful potential of mobile health applications (mHealth).  Already, there are apps for individuals to monitor their nutrition, exercise, and smoking habits but Francis Collins argues that this is simply the beginning of mHealth.  Smarter apps, like a mobile device used to monitor diabetes, will integrate individualized health concerns (ie a diabetic child’s glycemic level) with meaningful outcomes (ie better self-management).

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