mHealthImagine a baby boomer’s surprise at leaving their doctor’s office with a prescription for blood pressure medication and instructions to download an app that will help them manage the symptom.

Doctors and health care providers are increasingly “prescribing” apps and enlisting the help of smart devices to help manage their patients’ health: a practice called mobile health (mHealth). In today’s digital age, the health care community is regarding mHealth as a way to boost patient engagement and treatment compliance while lowering health care costs. 

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