White Papers Solicited by New Multi-Sponsor Collaboration for Assessing Mobile Health (mHealth) Interventions and Technologies

White Papers Solicited by New Multi-Sponsor Collaboration for Assessing Mobile Health (mHealth) Interventions and Technologies

May 09, 2011

mHealth Evidence,  a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, McKesson Foundation, the National Science Foundation and the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research at NIH, is soliciting white papers on alternative test designs to the traditional randomized control trial that could be applied to Mobile health (mHealth) intervention research or on techniques for analyzing the rich longitudinal data sets that can be obtained from mHealth technologies.

mHealth has the potential to simultaneously reduce the cost of health care and improve our health by encouraging healthy behaviors, providing continuous monitoring to prevent or reduce health problems, reducing acute health care visits, and providing personalized, real-time intervention in the mobile environment.

Traditional methods of evaluation needed to address efficacy and safety in mHealth, however, are not well aligned to the pace of technological development. To address this need, white papers are being requested on alternative research designs to the traditional randomized control trial that could be applied to mHealth intervention research or in analyses of rich longitudinal data sets that could be applied to analyzing the data obtained from mHealth applications.

Authors of accepted white papers will be invited to attend the August 2011 mHealth Evidence Meeting in Bethesda, M.D., which will bring together individuals with diverse expertise in data analysis and experimental design to identify innovative methods that can accelerate the evaluation of the efficacy and safety of mHealth technologies.

The deadline for white paper submissions is May 27, 2011, 11:59 p.m. EDT.

Learn more and submit a white paper online....

              

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