Mobile Definitions

  • F

    formulary

    A formulary is a list of prescription drugs that are covered by a specific health care plan.

  • H

    health apps

    Health apps are application programs that offer health-related services for smartphones and tablet PCs.

  • M

    mHealth (mobile health)

    mHealth (mobile health) is a general term for the use of mobile phones and other wireless technology in medical care.

  • mHealth Alliance

    MHealth Alliance is non-profit organization hosted by the United Nations Foundation that focuses on advancing mHealth technology in global health care through policy research, advocacy and outreach.

  • R

    remote patient monitoring (RPM)

    Remote patient monitoring (RPM) is a subcategory of homecare telehealth that allows patients to use mobile medical devices or technology to gather patient-generated health data (PGHD) and send it to healthcare professionals.

  • S

    SERMO

    SERMO is an online social network of verified physicians where they can anonymously discuss patient cases and non-medical subjects.

  • T

    telestroke (telestroke services)

    Telestroke is a web-based approach to treating stroke victims who have not been admitted to a hospital. In its most basic form, a telestroke system requires a neurologist and attending nurse to have a high-speed Internet connection and videoconferencing capabilities through a phone, laptop, tablet or desktop computer.

  • W

    wireless medical telemetry services (WMTS)

    WMTS (wireless medical telemetry services) is the remote monitoring of a patient's physiological parameters, such as such as pulse and respiration rates, with radio technology.

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