What impact is mHealth having on health outcomes?

Because the overall objective of the Mobilizing for Health® program is to advance the field of mHealth, here we document studies conducted in this area as a reference tool for people in the field.

If you know of a study or pilot program that could be included here for the benefit of the mHealth community, please send information or links to mhealth@mckesson.com.


The United States of Diabetes: Challenges and Opportunities in the Decade Ahead.(full article)
UnitedHealth Center for Health Reform & Modernization.  2010 Nov.; Working paper 5.

Using Daily Text-Message Reminders to Improve Adherence With Oral Contraceptives: A Randomized Controlled Trial.  (abstract)
Hou, Melody Y. MD, MPH; Hurwitz, Shelley PhD; Kavanagh, Erin MPP; Fortin, Jennifer MPH; and Goldberg, Alisa B. MD, MPH.Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2010 Sep.; 116(3):633-40. Erratum in: Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2010 Nov; 116(5):1224.

Guest Post: Texting & Diabetes Management: Launchpad to 'mHealth.'  (blog post)
Dyer, Dr. Jennifer Shine MD, Diabetes Mine Blog; 10 August 2010,

Text Messaging as a Tool for Behavior Change in Disease Prevention and Management.  (abstract)
Cole-Lewis, Heather and Kershaw, Trace. Epidemiological Review. 2010 Apr; 32(1):56 -69 first published online March 30, 2010.

Text-message reminders to improve sunscreen use: a randomized, controlled trial using electronic monitoring.(abstract)
Armstrong AW, Watson AJ, Makredes M, Frangos JE, Kimball AB, Kvedar JC. Archives of Dermatology. 2009 November; 145(11):1230-6.

Improved Adherence and Outcomes for Pediatric Liver Transplant Recipients by Using Text Messaging. (full article)
Tamir Miloh, MD, Rachel Annunziato, PhD, Ronen Arnon, MD, Jill Warshaw, NPa,b, Sanobar Parkar, MD, MPH, Frederick J. Suchy, MD Kishore Iyer, MD, and Nanda Kerkar, MD. Pediatrics. 2009 Nov;124(5):e844-50.

Mobile diabetes intervention study: Testing a personalized treatment/behavioral communication intervention for blood glucose control.  (abstract)
Quinn CC, et al, Contemporary Clinical Trials. 2009 Jul; 30(4):334-46.

Healthcare via Cell Phones: A Systematic Review.(abstract)
Santosh Krishna, Suzanne Austin Boren, E. Andrew Balas.Telemedicine and e-Health. 2009 April; 15(3): 231-240.

Behavior Change Interventions Delivered by Mobile Telephone Short-Message Service. (full article)
Brianna S. Fjeldsoe, BA, Alison L. Marshall, PhD and Yvette D. Miller, PhD American Journal of Preventive Medicine.  2009 Feb; 36(2):165-173.

WellDoc™ Mobile Diabetes Management Randomized Controlled Trial: Change in Clinical and Behavioral Outcomes and Patient and Physician Satisfaction.  (full article)
Charlene C. Quinn, R.N., Ph.D., Suzanne Sysko Clough, M.D., James M. Minor, Ph.D., Ph.D., Dan Lender, M.D., Maria C. Okafor, M.C.G., and Ann Gruber-Baldini, Ph.D. Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics. 2008 Jun; 10(3):160-8.

Diabetes Self-management Care via Cell Phone: A Systematic Review.  (full article)
Boren, Suzanne and Krishna, Santosh. Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology. 2008 May; 2(3):509-17.