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mHealth Evidence

Posted on by Brandon Klein

mHealth is the use of mobile information and communication technologies for improving health. It can be used for a wide range of purposes, including health promotion and illness prevention, health care delivery, training and supervision, electronic payments, and information systems. Many believe that it has the potential to shift the paradigm on when, where, how and by whom health services are provided and accessed.

But mHealth is a young field and much of the evidence on “what works” is still emerging. Even the evidence that exists can sometimes be difficult to find.

mHealthEvidence.org was designed to bring together the world’s literature on mHealth effectiveness, cost-effectiveness and program efficiency, to make it easier for software developers, researchers, program managers, funders and other key decision-makers to quickly get up to speed on the current state-of-the-art. It includes peer-reviewed and grey literature from high-, middle- and low-resource settings.