Scaling up mHealth : where is the evidence?

Tomlinson, Mark ; Rotheram-Borus, Mary Jane ; Swartz, Leslie ; Tsai, Alexander C. (2013-02-12)

CITATION: Tomlinson, M., et al. 2013. Scaling up mHealth : where is the evidence?. PLoS Medicine, 10(2): e1001382, doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001382.

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Despite hundreds of mHealth pilot studies, there has been insufficient programmatic evidence to inform implementation and scale-up of mHealth. We discuss what constitutes appropriate research evidence to inform scale up. Potential innovative research designs such as multi-factorial strategies, randomized controlled trials, and data farming may provide this evidence base. We make a number of recommendations about evidence, interoperability, and the role of governments, private enterprise, and researchers in relation to the scale up of mHealth.

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