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Non-Profits Offering Online Certificate Course on mHealth

May 30, 2012
by Gabriel Perna
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TechChange, a non-profit company that creates interactive online course and the mHealth Alliance, a non-profit that champions the use of mobile health (mHealth) is going to offer a four-week online certificate course on mHealth, called mHealth: Mobile Phones for Public Health. The online certificate course will run from Nov. 12 – Dec. 7 and will overlap with the 2012 mHealth Summit in the Washington, DC area.

The course will aim to examine how mobile technologies are revolutionizing approaches to patient management, health education, diagnostics, and logistics. It will use case studies, guest expert interviews, multimedia tutorials, interactive exercises, and live demonstrations of tools, to explore communication programs, smartphone applications, and health information systems for data collection and management. The two organizations have partnered to provide the course based on pervasive interest in the topic of mobile health (mHealth).

 “With the tremendous expansion in the field of mHealth, there is huge demand for capacity-building support that can help ensure the smart, strategic, and sustainable use of mobile tools to improve health outcomes,” Patty Mechael, executive director of the mHealth Alliance, said in a statement. “This course with TechChange aims to promote proven approaches to mobile technology integration to strengthen health systems and to advance conversations around topics that matter most to the mHealth community.”

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