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.