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.

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