Introduction to Applications in Telehealth, mHealth and Virtual Care
Learn about the current and upcoming trends in telehealth, mobile health and virtual care
Updated on Sep, 2023
Language - English
Why is there a hype in telehealth and mHealth these days? How can telehealth and mHealth benefit patients and healthcare professionals? What are the upcoming trends in these fields? Join me as we explore the answers to these questions.
How long will it take to complete this course?
Over 1 hour of lectures and a quiz.
What is this course about?
Advancements in medical and smartphone technologies have led to many technological innovations in the areas of telehealth and telemedicine, as well as mobile health (also known as mHealth). The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the pace of these innovations. Many healthcare providers are now using telehealth and mHealth technologies for their healthcare services. In addition, many healthcare organizations and start-up companies have moved into this space, enabling a plethora of mHealth apps, wearables, fitness trackers, remote monitoring devices linked to the internet-of-things , chatbots and telehealth systems, all of which aim to enhance patient care and safety. Telehealth and mHealth has evolved to a powerful virtual care resource that is accessible, affordable, and effective. In this course, you will gain an overview of what is telehealth and mHealth, how these fields have evolved since the COVID-19 pandemic, some of their advantages and disadvantages, as well as some of their application and research trends.
Who this course is for:
- Beginners who are interested to gain a basic understanding of telehealth and mHealth
- Digital health trainees and students
- Computer/IT professionals who want to gain a understanding of these upcoming fields
- Medical, healthcare and health-related students and trainees
- Medical, allied health and public health professionals
- Health-related professionals (e.g. health information management, health informatics)
- Business professionals who want to understand the basics of telehealth and mHealth
- Persons in digital health start-ups who want to gain an insight into the innovation trends in these fields
- Mid-career professionals working in these domains and want to gain a basic understanding of these upcoming fields
What will you learn in this course:
Understand why there is a need for healthcare to change in the digital era
Understand the concepts of telehealth and mHealth
Describe the prevalence of telehealth and mHealth pre- and during COVID-19
Identify the advantages and disadvantages of telehealth and mHealth
Discuss the application trends in telehealth and mHealth
What are the prerequisites for this course?
This course is for beginners who want to know about the current hype in telehealth and mHealth, and how innovations in these fields can potentially benefit patients and healthcare professionals.
Check out the detailed breakdown of what’s inside the course
- Introduction to the Course 02:57 02:57
Application Trend 1: Telehealth
Application Trend 2: mHealth
Application Trend 3: Wearables
Application Trend 4: mHealth Integration
Application Trend 5: Artificial Intelligence
Application Trend 6: Robot Companions
Application Trend 7: Virtual Pharmacies
Application Trend 8: Gamification
Application Trend 9: Three-Dimensional Printing
Dr Kevin YapDigital Health Futurist, Healthcare Innovator, Cyberpharmacist Researcher
I am a digital health strategist and futurist, healthcare innovator and an inter-disciplinary cyber-pharmacist. My knowledge and skills stem from a healthcare background, complemented with knowledge in digital media creation, web databases, data mining and analytics. My interests span the whole digital healthcare innovation cycle from identifying the healthcare practice gap, through to the development, utilization, application and evaluation of informatics, internet, digital and other health-related technologies in various healthcare settings to enhance health-related outcomes and enhance patient safety. My work has been in the areas of e-databases and data mining, telehealth/telepharmacy and mobile health (mHealth), health data analytics and clinical prediction of adverse drug reactions, virtual reality and serious games, as well as technology integration and quality evaluations of healthcare innovations. I have over 100 publications in peer-reviewed journals, 4 book chapters, 1 book and presented at more than 100 local and international conferences. My work has been featured in various media channels in Singapore and Australia. I am also honored to have received many awards for my research. I am on several journal editorial boards and an invited reviewer for over 30 international journals, conferences and grants.
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