Author(s): Mabel Vazquez-Briseno; Mariana Mendez-Flores, Elitania Jimenez-Garcia, J.I. Nieto-Hipolito

Mobile health (mHealth) has recently emerged as an important subsegment of electronic health. Particularly in developing countries, mHealth has the potential to improve access to healthcare services. An important factor for the adoption and sustained use of mHealth services is related to the availability and effectiveness of mHealth applications. This work focuses on exploring the features of mobile platforms that are especially suited for the development of mHealth applications and services. Results were obtained through an exploratory analysis, a quantitative experiment, and a qualitative evaluation with a focus group. These findings will provide valuable information about mHealth systems for developers, researchers, users, and decision makers. .