Online Program

Mhealth revolution: Insights on ground-breaking mobile health research projects

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 : 9:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

Iana M. Simeonov, UCSF mLabs, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
Mobile technology offers an unprecedented opportunity to transform the way health services and information are accessed, delivered, and managed. The UCSF mHealth Group is developing mobile solutions that solve real-world public problems across the spectrum of health care.

This video captures a dozen UCSF principal investigators as they discuss mHealth projects ranging from treatment for urinary incontinence, support for pediatric chemotherapy patients, task management for caregivers and diagnostic tools for trachoma used by lay health workers in Africa.

All of these applications were or are in the process of being created by the UCSF mHealth Group. Formed in 2010, the team has delivered multiple evidence-based mobile applications on iOS, Android, and J2ME for clinical trials, large-scale studies, data-collection, disease surveillance and patient care. Features in these applications include importing, collecting, and organizing multiple data streams, responding to and fulfilling evolving instructions in real-time, integrating information from on-board sensor (a mobile phone's camera, audio, accelerometer, GPS) or bluetooth-enabled external sensors, such as wearables, and import and export data to an EHR.

This video was produced to share UCSF mHealth projects with other researchers, clinicians, the mHealth and digital health sectors and interested consumers and may be used in promotional efforts by the university.

The video can be found online at

Learning Areas:

Communication and informatics
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Provision of health care to the public

Learning Objectives:
Describe what is mHealth Indicate uses of mobile phones in health research

Keyword(s): Technology, Research

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Over 10 years of experience in research, program and development for underserved populations, multi-year APHA, NIH and CDC conference presenter. Focus on Hispanic education marketing, creator of numerous bilingual health education tools including print, web, video, text-messaging campaigns, online games, apps and digital and mobile tools for public health programs and projects nationwide. Writer/director of current submission, seasoned still and video producer.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.