mHealth Tools to Promote Effective Patient Provider Communication, Adherence to Treatment and Self Management of Chronic Diseases In Underserved Populations – R03

Description (taken from NIH website)

The purpose of this initiative issued by the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) and the Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) is to stimulate research utilizing Mobile Health (mHealth) tools aimed at the improvement of effective patient–provider communication, adherence to treatment and self-management of chronic diseases in underserved populations. With the rapid expansion of cellular networks and substantial advancements in Smartphone technologies, it is now possible – and affordable – to transmit patient data digitally from remote areas to specialists in urban areas, receive real-time feedback, and capture that consultation in a database.  mHealth tools, therefore, may facilitate more timely and effective patient-provider communication through education communication around goal setting, treatment reminders, feedback on patient progress and may improve health outcomes. This announcement encourages the development, testing and comparative effective analysis of interventions utilizing mHealth technologies in underserved populations.

This FOA encourages research resulting in the development, testing and comparative effective analysis of interventions that incorporates mHealth Tools to improve patient-provider communications, adherence and self management of chronic diseases particularly in individuals from underserved groups.

Deadline – Standard dates apply, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization. Next deadline is October 16th. Program Announcement expires on September 8, 2014.