Smart IoT and fog/edge computing for mobile digital healthcare: Recent trends and future directions

Pradeep Kumar Singh, Artur Ziviani, Isabel de la Torre Díez, Po Yang, Ping Li

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Mobile digital health is an extension of electronic healthcare. It supports the users to have access to clinical data and latest knowledge discovery on medical datasets. On the other side, it helps patients with different chronic diseases to connect with a doctor under continuous observation. Due to the mobile digital health evolution, there are many new opportunities and challenges along with its integration with recent technologies, which include blockchain for security, cognitive and analytics for knowledge discovery, IoT and fog/edge computing for data processing and many more technologies bring a lot of innovative solutions for healthcare applications. Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) is an integrated solution composed of connected sensors, wearable medical devices, and clinical systems capable of improving the quality of medical treatment with reduced cost and timely delivery of responses. These emerging technologies are coming up with many innovative solutions for mobile digital health, and there are many more possibilities for future research. This special issue is an effort to explore the innovations from ongoing research in mobile digital health and to further explore the future possibilities for the improvement of healthcare services and for more informed decisions by healthcare professionals.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-3
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of E-Health and Medical Communications
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems


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