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Stroke and technology: prescribing mHealth apps for healthcare providers, patients and caregivers – a brief, selected review

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Mobile technology has revolutionized communication in many professions including, finance, engineering, education and healthcare. In 2014, 64% of Americans owned a smartphone, 90% owned a cell phone, 32% owned an e-reader and 42% owned a tablet computer [1]. These numbers are expected to increase in the next decade and the healthcare field has been implementing mobile technology that has the potential to radically change the field. As of 2012, medical apps (mHealth apps) have been growing at the third fastest rate of all mobile apps and approximately 40,000 mHealth apps are available in the iTunes and Google app stores [2].

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