Mobile technology in allergic rhinitis: evolution in management or revolution in health and care?

Jean Bousquet, Ignacio J. Ansotegui, Josep M. Anto, Sylvie Arnavielhe, Claus Bachert, Xavier Basagaña, Annabelle Bédard, Anna Bedbrook, Matteo Bonini, Sinthia Bosnic-Anticevich, Fulvio Braido, Vicky Cardona, Wienczyslawa Czarlewski, Alvaro A. Cruz, Pascal Demoly, Govert De Vries, Stephanie Dramburg, Eve Mathieu-Dupas, Marina Erhola, Wytske J. FokkensJoao A. Fonseca, Tari Haahtela, Peter W. Hellings, Maddalena Illario, Juan Carlos Ivancevich, Vesa Jormanainen, Ludger Klimek, Piotr Kuna, Violeta Kvedariene, Daniel Laune, Désirée Larenas-Linnemann, Olga Lourenço, Gabrielle L. Onorato, Paolo M. Matricardi, Erik Melén, Joaquim Mullol, Nikos G. Papadopoulos, Oliver Pfaar, Nhân Pham-Thi, Aziz Sheikh, Rachel Tan, Teresa To, Peter Valentin Tomazic, Sanna Toppila-Salmi, Salvadore Tripodi, Dana Wallace, Arunas Valiulis, Michiel van Eerd, Maria Teresa Ventura, Arzu Yorgancioglu, Torsten Zuberbier

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Smart devices and Internet-based applications (apps) are largely used in allergic rhinitis and may help to address some unmet needs. However, these new tools need to first of all be tested for privacy rules, acceptability, usability, and cost-effectiveness. Second, they should be evaluated in the frame of the digital transformation of health, their impact on health care delivery, and health outcomes. This review (1) summarizes some existing mobile health apps for allergic rhinitis and reviews those in which testing has been published, (2) discusses apps that include risk factors of allergic rhinitis, (3) examines the impact of mobile health apps in phenotype discovery, (4) provides real-world evidence for care pathways, and finally (5) discusses mobile health tools enabling the digital transformation of health and care, empowering citizens, and building a healthier society.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2511-2523
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2019
Externally publishedYes


  • Apps
  • Digital transformation of health
  • MASK
  • mHealth
  • Mobile technology
  • Rhinitis


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