Health at your fingertips?

IT’S well known that changes in society lead to changes in disease. What’s less well recognised is that changes in society can also lead to big shifts in treatment options.

M-health — healthcare and public health practices supported by mobile devices — is catching on. Most clinicians are vaguely aware of some aspects — the odd app for measuring steps per day or text messaging for patient reminders — but the potential scope is much wider.

Limited single studies on m-health outcomes have appeared sporadically in