Center for Injury Research and Prevention

mHealth/eHealth

A Golden Age for Clinical Trial Participant Enrollment

June 8, 2016
Today we welcome a guest blog from Chris Gantz, MBA, program manager, Clinical Research Support Office, Recruit Enhancement Core, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute, who shares why social media and mobile technology are creating opportunities to engage with potential study participants in ways that were not possible just a few years ago.

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Assessing Content Validity for mHealth App Development

September 3, 2015
Read this third installment in a 6-part series on effective mHealth app development. Today's post is about how to use theory and evidence to guide app development.

Best Practices for mHealth App Development

July 28, 2015
Learn about the best practice approaches and steps for developing mHealth apps that have the best chance of improving health from Linda Fleisher, PhD, who leads the Digital Health Initiative at CHOP.

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Prioritizing Engagement and Effectiveness in Digital Health

December 22, 2014
Two overarching themes are beginning to emerge in digital health that are important to public health and align well with CIRP@CHOP’s own digital health research: engagement and effectiveness. Although not new to the digital health research field, they are becoming a priority.

Questioning the Who, What and How of Digital Health Regulation

March 25, 2014
The digital health world is buzzing with recent news about a proposed bill to reduce U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulation on “low risk” mobile medical technologies, such as health apps for smartphones that provide health education, management and prevention tools for practitioners and patients. The bill, Preventing Regulatory Overreach to Enhance Care Technology (PROTECT) Act of 2014, aims to amend FDA regulatory guidance on mobile health technologies that are of “low risk” to patient safety. Here's what you should know about the bill.

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