NIH's National Institute of Nursing Research and National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering are looking for a few good mobile health tools for the treatment and self-management of chronic diseases in underserved populations.
"With the rapid expansion of cellular networks and substantial advancements in smartphone technologies, it is now possible--and affordable--to transmit patient data digitally from remote areas to specialists in urban areas, receive real-time feedback, and capture that consultation in a database," NIH said. "These mHealth tools, therefore, may facilitate more timely and effective patient-provider communication through education communication around goal setting, treatment reminders, feedback on patient progress, and may improve health outcomes."
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