mHealth Evidence Workshop and Webinar, August 16

Aug 15, 2011, 5:11 AM, Posted by RWJF Blog Team

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On August 16 the Pioneer Portfolio, along with the National Institutes of Health, McKesson Foundation and the National Science Foundation will present the mHealth Evidence Workshop in Bethesda, Maryland. This workshop, which will be shared via a free webinar, brings together individuals with diverse expertise in data analysis and experimental design to identify methods that can accelerate the evaluation of the efficacy and safety of mHealth technologies. We at Pioneer, along with many others, believe mHealth has the potential to simultaneously reduce the cost of health care and improve our health. The tremendous interest we’ve received in the event is also a great sign that we’ll have a productive day exploring the potential around design and infrastructure innovations, reality mining and plotting a direction to build upon current innovations.

We plan to use this to generate a research agenda to further guide development of the space. To register for the free webinar please visit Eventbrite. Also, be sure to check back here for a recap of the discussion and next steps. 

This commentary originally appeared on the RWJF Pioneering Ideas blog.