Scaling Up mHealth: Where Is the Evidence?
Feb 1, 2013
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.