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Goal 4: Increase the Public Health Impact of NIDA Research

Goal 4: Increase the Public Health Impact of NIDA Research | Public Health Through Mobile Tech | Scoop.it
GOAL 4: Increase the public health impact of NIDA research and programs
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States spend very little on prevention and treatment (http://www.centeronaddiction.org/addiction/state-spending-addiction-risk-use), mHealth will play an increasingly central role as public funding decreases:

"The mobile health (mHealth) industry is growing rapidly with new technologies that have the power to revolutionize health care. From automated text messaging services that educate parents and teachers about how to talk to children about the dangers of drugs to counseling apps that provide real-time support for patients in need, these technologies present incredible opportunities for preventing and treating SUDs."
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mh2: Mobile Health for Mental Health | Mental Health Innovation Network

mh2: Mobile Health for Mental Health | Mental Health Innovation Network | Public Health Through Mobile Tech | Scoop.it
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Impressive mental mhealth innovation by the Minds Foundation in India (mindsfoundation.org). Screening is the first step - they are aiming to screen 60% of people living in 29 remote villages over the next year (on a budget of $20,000 USD!).
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How Can Research Keep Up With eHealth? Ten Strategies for Increasing the Timeliness and Usefulness of eHealth Research

How Can Research Keep Up With eHealth? Ten Strategies for Increasing the Timeliness and Usefulness of eHealth Research | Public Health Through Mobile Tech | Scoop.it

How Can Research Keep Up With eHealth? Ten Strategies for Increasing the Timeliness and Usefulness of eHealth Research

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Great paper! It underscores the need for rapid dissemination of research results to keep ahead of the pace of innovation. The open access, rapid publication model is a terrific way to achieve this. Also, publication of negative results could benefit others by reducing time and errors in experimental design.

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Excellent article for ideas for E-Research to continue to make its effects more relevant and longer lasting.

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Emerging nations catching up to U.S. on technology adoption, especially mobile and social media use

Emerging nations catching up to U.S. on technology adoption, especially mobile and social media use | Public Health Through Mobile Tech | Scoop.it
Within a remarkably short period of time, some developing nations are catching up to the U.S. in technology use.
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It is interesting to note that internet users in Egypt, Russia and Turkey are using social media more than Americans.

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The power of mobile health village health teams

The power of mobile health village health teams | Public Health Through Mobile Tech | Scoop.it
While most rural areas are still grappling with shortage of medical personnel, areas such as Kiboga and Kitgum have resorted to mobile technology to deal with the problem.
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Amazing program that trains teams and provides medical care to people in remote regions.

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Digital Health Initiative -- Aetna Foundation

Digital Health Initiative -- Aetna Foundation | Public Health Through Mobile Tech | Scoop.it

IntThis is the main index page of the new Aetna Foundation Digital Health Initiative. It will serve as the main portal for a variety of stakeholders to learn about power of digital health technology and how the Aetna foundation is helping to fund innovative, technology-centric opportunities designed to improve health in vulnerable and minority communities.

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Initiative to bridge the digital mHealth divide.

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TC309: mHealth: Mobile Phones for Public Health

TC309: mHealth: Mobile Phones for Public Health | Public Health Through Mobile Tech | Scoop.it
TechChange and the mHealth Alliance are pleased to announce a four-week online certificate course on mHealth: Mobile Phones for Public Health.
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What do mobile health and underserved populations have to offer each other? | mobihealthnews

What do mobile health and underserved populations have to offer each other? | mobihealthnews | Public Health Through Mobile Tech | Scoop.it
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Another benefit of close-knit communities is that members could participate in the development of apps personalized for their environment and experience.

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NYeC PHR design winners to shape public portal | Government Health IT

NYeC PHR design winners to shape public portal | Government Health IT | Public Health Through Mobile Tech | Scoop.it
The New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC) has announced the winners of its personal health record portal challenge, with the designs in turn expected to inform the PHR NYeC is going to offer all New Yorkers in 2014.
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Participatory design will go a long way towards patient engagement!

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Database at a glance: How is technology being used to treat TB? | Center for Health Market Innovations (CHMI)

Database at a glance: How is technology being used to treat TB? | Center for Health Market Innovations (CHMI) | Public Health Through Mobile Tech | Scoop.it
CHMI promotes programs, policies and practices that make quality health care delivered by private organizations affordable and accessible to the world’s poor.
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Slideshow: Seven Sweet Maps of Health Data

Slideshow: Seven Sweet Maps of Health Data | Public Health Through Mobile Tech | Scoop.it
When I hear the terms geographic information system (GIS) or global positioning system (GPS), it usually makes me …
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Fascinating examples of how to use GPS data to generate maps for understanding public health issues.

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Text4Baby Mobile Services Gives New Moms Health Updates

Text4Baby Mobile Services Gives New Moms Health Updates | Public Health Through Mobile Tech | Scoop.it
What every mother wants for Mother's Day: healthy children. A free mobile service called Text4Baby sends breaking health information to new and expecting mothers. Participants i...
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The methodology behind the text messages is described in the following link: https://text4baby.org/index.php/about/message-content An important factor in the program's success is that they worked with their target population to determine what information would be helpful and how the messages should be worded. Good model for other behavioral mHealth interventions!

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Health at your fingertips via mobile | The Africa Report.com

Health at your fingertips via mobile | The Africa Report.com | Public Health Through Mobile Tech | Scoop.it
A message telling you when and how to take your diabetes medication. Or a voice mail reminding you of your next mammogram.
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Before we take the plunge with text messaging interventions we need to know what are the conditions under which they are effective.

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About « MD2K

About « MD2K | Public Health Through Mobile Tech | Scoop.it

The MD2K Team is developing innovative tools to make it easier to gather, analyze and interpret health data generated by mobile and wearable sensors.

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Currently the project will focus on smoking and congestive heart failure:

 

"MD2I [Mobile Sensor Data-to-Information] will produce a variety of markers to detect a smoking lapse event (e.g., smoking event), to detect onset of congestion in CHF patients (e.g., lung water volume), to discover risk factors for smoking lapse (e.g., stress), and to discover risk factors for CHF (e.g., fast food consumption)."

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Boston Children’s, Merck mine social media to study sleep health | mobihealthnews

Boston Children’s, Merck mine social media to study sleep health | mobihealthnews | Public Health Through Mobile Tech | Scoop.it
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mHealth Making Strides in Teen Health

mHealth Making Strides in Teen Health | Public Health Through Mobile Tech | Scoop.it
During a recent University of Minnesota study, researchers discovered that teenagers are far more likely to use text messaging and other smartphone capabilities
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What about adolescent males?

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Fogarty launches program to advance mHealth research - Fogarty International Center @ NIH

Fogarty launches program to advance mHealth research - Fogarty International Center @ NIH | Public Health Through Mobile Tech | Scoop.it

Fogarty has launched a new program to encourage further development of mobile technology and research into how it can be used to improve health, especially in low-resource countries. Although cellphones and other new technologies are increasingly used in research and health care, very limited data are available to determine their impact.

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Mobile phones, apps, throw lifeline to sufferers of brain and mental disorders in remote world corners

Mobile phones, apps, throw lifeline to sufferers of brain and mental disorders in remote world corners | Public Health Through Mobile Tech | Scoop.it
Grand Challenges Canada, funded by the Government of Canada, today announces 22 new global mental health projects worldwide to improve the quality of mental health care in developing countries.
Thirteen projects include novel deployments of mobile phone technologies -- in several cases connecting specialists with mental health patients directly or with lay health workers identifying sufferers in some of the world's most remote corners.
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The resulting knowledge from these projects could, in turn, be used in developed world interventions in the form of open innovation.

 
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Holographic diagnostics

Holographic diagnostics | Public Health Through Mobile Tech | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —'Smart' holograms, which are currently being tested to monitor diabetes, and could be used to monitor a wide range of medical and environmental conditions in future, have been developed by researchers.
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Interesting idea, inexpensive and reusable.

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U.S. mobile health audience jumps to 95 million adults – new research highlights mobile opportunities for pharma marketers - Manhattan Research

Manhattan Research’s Cybercitizen Health® U.S.
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Manhattan Research reported that of the top 10 patient groups that were likely to adopt mobile apps included: ADD/ADHD patients, Migraine patients, Generalized Anxiety disorde patients and Bipolar patients.

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7 In 10 Low-Income Patients Want More Information From Their Providers

7 In 10 Low-Income Patients Want More Information From Their Providers | Public Health Through Mobile Tech | Scoop.it
7 in 10 low-income patients want more information from their providers, according to new report released today by Blue Shield of California Foundation.
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Excellent analysis by Fred Pennic. In a nutshell:


"Alternative means of communication and information-gathering can enhance the role of care providers, rather than supplanting them. Use of a variety of technologies including the internet for health information, health-related smartphone applications and e-mailing or texting with care facilities are positively associated with successful patient-provider relations."

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Reaching Teens Through Tumblr | HHS.gov/DigitalStrategy

Reaching Teens Through Tumblr | HHS.gov/DigitalStrategy | Public Health Through Mobile Tech | Scoop.it
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Project uses social networks to fight bullying and promote prosocial behaviors. How teens respond will help inform the development of other initiatives aimed at teens (e.g., suicide prevention). http://stopbullying.tumblr.com/

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Wellness by number: How mobile phones save lives

Wellness by number: How mobile phones save lives | Public Health Through Mobile Tech | Scoop.it
Mobile phones are used to tackle difficult health challenges, such as maternal, newborn, child health, and HIV and AIDS.
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This is an excellent editorial by Patricia Mechael and Sarah Struble. One overlooked issue is the effect of a country's mobile infrastructure on the development and implementation of mHealth.

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allAfrica.com: Rwanda: MoH Deploys Technology to Detect Disease Outbreak

allAfrica.com: Rwanda: MoH Deploys Technology to Detect Disease Outbreak | Public Health Through Mobile Tech | Scoop.it
allAfrica: African news and information for a global audience
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The Rwandian electronic Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response (eIDSR) system will be implemented throughout all hospitals and health centers in Rwanda this April.

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“Solve the Outbreak”: New CDC iPad App Brings Disease Control to the Masses

“Solve the Outbreak”: New CDC iPad App Brings Disease Control to the Masses | Public Health Through Mobile Tech | Scoop.it
A new iPad app released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) allows users to play “disease detective” in outbreak scenarios.
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