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mHealth-BlogPicThis course, mHealth Basics: Introduction to Mobile Technology for Health, is a self-paced three-hour eLearning course that provides an introduction to the emerging field of mHealth and an overview of best practices for mHealth solution development. The focus of the course is on mHealth applications commonly used in developing country contexts. The course covers the definition of mHealth, its potential uses, benefits and limitations as well as various applications in developing countries. The course also covers preliminary conclusions of mHealth evidence and describes recommended best practices of mHealth solution planning, design, monitoring and evaluation, scale-up and sustainability. Resources for additional information about mHealth are also included.

The objectives of this course include:
– Define mHealth and its relationship to eHealth and ICT
– Explain the importance of mHealth
– Explain potential benefits and limitations of mHealth
– Describe the mobile devices and features commonly used in mHealth in low-resource settings
– Describe the six types of mHealth applications
– Describe preliminary conclusions from the evidence on mHealth
– Describe recommended best practices for each phase of mHealth solution development
– Identify examples of best practices in mHealth solution development scenarios
– Identify and obtain resources for additional information about mHealth

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HIFA2015 Logo“By 2015, at least one telecoms provider, in at least one country, will endorse the vision of Healthcare Information For All, and will provide free access to essential healthcare knowledge in the local language, pre loaded on all new mobile phones they may sell and freely downloadable to all those who already have a mobile phone.”

The mHIFA SMART Goal was proposed and will be led by the HIFA 2012-15 Challenge Working Group, which is specifically concerned with the health information needs of citizens, parents and children, in recognition of the huge (and largely unrealised) potential of mobile phones to meet basic healthcare information needs of citizens, parents and children. A draft concept note for discussion is available here

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