Effectiveness of digital tools

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American Heart Association Center for Health Technology and Innovation


The concept of digital health tools has been rapidly evolving since its first introduction in the year 20001 . Digital health tools encompasses a wide range of technologies including mobile applications, health information technology, smart wearable devices, remote monitoring, health platforms, telehealth and telemedicine1 . Recent data showed that the number of these tools are continuously increasing. The number of health applications available in the App Store currently exceed 318,000 applications and more than 200 new applications are added on a daily basis.