mHealth Technologies – Applications to Benefit Older Adults


A position paper that comprehensively describes mobile health (mHealth), with an emphasis on how mHealth can improve the lives of older adults while controlling health care costs. The paper discusses why mHealth is needed, lists potential applications of mHealth, and reviews types of mHealth technologies.


For program managers and other mHealth team members that want a one-stop source on mHealth technologies.

Helpful Tips

The paper is useful for the following aspects of mHealth program planning and development:
  • Technology review: the paper summarizes types of mHealth technologies and how they should functionally operate.
  • Presenting the “case” for mHealth: the paper’s statistics on the needs for and applications of mHealth, e.g., for better chronic disease management, can be used in building the business and clinical case for a new or expanded mHealth program.

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