As part of the McKesson Foundation’s commitment
to support innovative disease management interventions, we launched
Mobilizing for Health®, the Foundation's new program area
focused on building the evidence base for mobile health through
research. Since 2010, the McKesson Foundation has funded 13 mobile
health research studies in the United States.
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.*
Through the Mobilizing for Health® 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.
*Source: mHealth definition from Wikipedia.org.