As part of the McKesson Foundation’s commitment to support innovative disease management interventions, we are proud to announce Mobilizing for Healthsm, the Foundation's new program area focused on building the evidence base for mobile health through research.
Mobile health, or what the industry is calling mHealth or m-health, is a term used for the practice of medical and public health, supported by mobile devices. The term is most commonly used in reference to using mobile communication devices, such as mobile phones and PDAs, for health services and information.*
The Mobilizing for Healthsm grant program will fund U.S. based pilot research projects and ongoing studies in need of additional funding focused on mobile phone-based interventions for low-income patients with chronic diseases, with an immediate interest in diabetes management over the next two years.
As part of the Mobilizing for Healthsm program, the McKesson Foundation will also support the dissemination of knowledge and evidence of effective mHealth technologies and advocate for policies and practices that enable the adoption of scalable mHealth interventions as a component of chronic care management for under-served populations.
Through the Mobilizing for Healthsm initiative, our ultimate goal is to improve health outcomes among under-served patients with chronic diseases through widespread adoption of care management models using mHealth technologies that have proven successful.
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