With many services turning online since the pandemic, you may have heard some new terms like mHealth (Mobile Health) or telehealth (although these terms were in use before the pandemic). While Mobile Health and Telehealth may sound similar, they are different.
So what is the difference between mHealth and telehealth?
mHealth is the utilization of mobile technology to achieve improved health goals, like your smart watch or smart phone. The difference between mHealth and Telehealth is technologies such as smart phones and watches enable a client to have access to mobile self-care in which the client can capture their own health data.
In other words, clients have access to all their own health information which is captured through their smart device.
Invisible-Care delivers services through mHealth by;
Optimizing access to quality care by helping to address the shortage of skilled healthcare workers, and lessening the burden on those trying to bridge the gap.
Having clients make and receive phone calls or text/voice messages related to health education, treatment adherence
Using SMS prompts and alerts to achieve positive outcomes
Accessing remote data collection in a free-living environment to better understand day to day function
Medication adherence and chronic care management which are supported daily, on-demand and in real-time