Strategies in Development of an mHealth Technology for Low Socioeconomic Groups in Free Healthcare Clinics
Mobile health technology, or mHealth, is a new and emerging innovative approach to address health disparities for all populations.1 mHealth supports using mobile devices in medical and public health for the delivery of healthcare services.2 Text messaging interventions, an mHealth method, has demonstrated effectiveness in improving health outcomes among a variety of healthcare-related activities including promotion of behavioral changes and management of chronic diseases.3–7 A majority of the population including 78% of low socioeconomic groups use text messaging as a means of communication on a daily basis.1 This article presents a case study discussing the development, implementation, and impact of a text-based mHealth intervention, TXT2DASH, in three free healthcare clinics. Challenges and strategies will be discussed.
Welsh, P.D. (2016). Strategies in development of an mHealth technology for low socioeconomic groups in free healthcare clinics. CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing, 34(1), 3-5. doi: 10.1097/CIN.0000000000000213 Please note that the Publication Information provides general citation information and may not be appropriate for your discipline. To receive help in creating a citation based on your discipline, please visit http://libguides.misericordia.edu/citationguide.