Wireless Mobile Communication and Healthcare. 8th EAI International Conference, MobiHealth 2019, Dublin, Ireland, November 14-15, 2019, Proceedings

Research Article

The Design of a Holistic mHealth Community Library Model and Its Impact on Empowering Rural America

  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-030-49289-2_8,
        author={Guy Hembroff and Daniel Boyle and Timothy Wagner},
        title={The Design of a Holistic mHealth Community Library Model and Its Impact on Empowering Rural America},
        proceedings={Wireless Mobile Communication and Healthcare. 8th  EAI International Conference, MobiHealth 2019, Dublin, Ireland, November 14-15, 2019, Proceedings},
        proceedings_a={MOBIHEALTH},
        year={2020},
        month={6},
        keywords={Interoperability Machine learning Personal health library Medical privacy and security},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-030-49289-2_8}
    }
    
  • Guy Hembroff
    Daniel Boyle
    Timothy Wagner
    Year: 2020
    The Design of a Holistic mHealth Community Library Model and Its Impact on Empowering Rural America
    MOBIHEALTH
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-49289-2_8
Guy Hembroff1,*, Daniel Boyle1,*, Timothy Wagner1,*
  • 1: Michigan Technological University
*Contact email: hembroff@mtu.edu, dboyle@mtu.edu, tavanwag@mtu.edu

Abstract

Healthcare delivery in rural America poses additional challenges than its urban counterpart. Rural locations more commonly face shortage of physicians, a lack of high-paying jobs with adequate insurance benefits, transportation, health literacy, a stigma with health conditions due to lack of anonymity and difficulties accessing specialty care. Rural communities see higher rates of suicide, heart diseases, respiratory disease, stroke, social isolation, and public health crisis such as the opioid epidemic. More than 46 million Americans, or 15% of the population, live in rural areas within the United States.