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Current and Emerging mHealth Technologies

Adoption, Implementation, and Use

  • Emre Sezgin
  • Soner Yildirim
  • Sevgi Özkan-Yildirim
  • Evren Sumuer


  • Is the first book of its kind gathering knowledge about user intentions of mobile health

  • Provides information about the differences in mHealth technologies as well as intentions to use in consideration of user type

  • Reveals insight about the important points and implications of the sociotechnical side of mHealth to be considered for use and development

  • Addresses the adoption and implementation of mHealth technologies by different user types for several purposes


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Behavioral Change in mHealth

  3. Monitoring and Tracking with mHealth

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 55-55
    2. Asli Günay, Çiğdem Erbuğ
      Pages 57-83
    3. Görkem Sariyer, Mustafa Gokalp Ataman
      Pages 85-102
    4. Perin Unal, Seyma Kucukozer Cavdar, Tugba Taskaya Temizel, P. Erhan Eren, M. Sriram Iyengar
      Pages 103-118
  4. mHealth Use and Adoption in Healthcare Delivery

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 135-135
    2. Joyram Chakraborty, Nicholas Rosasco, Josh Dehlinger, Shirin Wadhwaniya, Shailaja Tetali, Shivam Gupta
      Pages 137-152
    3. P. Erhan Eren, Ebru Gökalp
      Pages 167-187
    4. Ayşegül Kutlay, Ünal Erkan Mumcuoğlu, Sevgi Özkan Yildirim
      Pages 201-222
  5. Global Perspectives and Issues with mHealth

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 223-223
    2. Mert Onuralp Gökalp, Kerem Kayabay, Mehmet Ali Akyol, Altan Koçyiğit, P. Erhan Eren
      Pages 241-256

About this book


The promise and prospects for mobile technologies in healthcare service delivery—particularly as experienced by patients and other users—are the focus of this forward-looking volume. Its detailed sociotechnical perspective takes in factors influencing patient and provider adoption of technological advances, in addition to the well-known cost and accessibility advantages. Enlightening reports show mobile health technologies in multiple contexts as an impetus for behavioral change, a means of monitoring health changes, a growing trend in service delivery, and an emerging health frontier worldwide. Together, these chapters point to the continued expansion—and global reach—of mobile technology in the next stage of healthcare services.

Included in the coverage:

  • Behavior change techniques used in mobile applications targeting physical activity: a systematic review
  • Mobile health integration in pregnancy
  • Unintended users, uses, and consequences of mobile weight loss apps: using eating disorders as a case study
  • Intention vs. perception: understanding the differences in physicians’ attitudes towards mobile health applications
  • HealthGuide: a personalized mobile patient guidance system
  • Adoption of sensors in mobile health

Current and Emerging mHealth Technologies is salient reading for researchers interested in mobile health development and implementation as well as technology adoption, and mobile health system developers and managers who are interested in the implications of mobile health use by patients and/or healthcare professionals. It can also be used for courses in technology adoption and health technologies.                 


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Editors and affiliations

  • Emre Sezgin
    • 1
  • Soner Yildirim
    • 2
  • Sevgi Özkan-Yildirim
    • 3
  • Evren Sumuer
    • 4
  1. 1.The Research InstituteNationwide Children’s HospitalColumbusUSA
  2. 2.Department of Computer Education and Instructional TechnologyMiddle East Technical UniversityCankayaTurkey
  3. 3.School of InformaticsMiddle East Technical UniversityCankayaTurkey
  4. 4.Faculty of Education, Department of Computer Education and Instructional TechnologyKocaeli UniversityKocaeliTurkey

About the editors

Emre Sezgin, PhD, is a postdoctoral research fellow in the Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, USA.

Soner Yildirim, PhD, is professor in the Department of Computer Education and Instructional Technology at Middle East Technical University in Çankaya, Ankara, Turkey. Dr. Yildirim also is an ICT consultant at Google Turkey.

Sevgi Özkan-Yildirim, PhD, is associate professor in the Department of Information Systems at Middle East Technical University in Çankaya, Ankara, Turkey. Dr. Özkan-Yildirim also is visiting research fellow at Brunel Business School in England.

Evren Sumuer, PhD, is assistant professor in the Department of Computer Education and Instructional Technology at Kocaeli University in Kocaeli, Turkey.

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“This book provides an organized and informational view of the challenges and advancements of using technology and mobile devices into health care treatments. It can offer a great contribution in understanding how health care technologies can support people who want to manage their health. … I would highly recommended this book to caregivers and providers who work in health care services.” (April Langille, Journal of Interprofessional Care,, September, 2018)