Stanford Online - Mobile Health without Borders

Ever wanted to learn from some of the world’s experts on mobile devices and health technology? And apply it towards solving international health issues? Physicians from Stanford University will re-offer their online course, Mobile Health Without Borders, addressing these topics. Their course is available to the public at no charge.

The course covers global health challenges, mobile health opportunities, and entrepreneurship in health care. Lectures are delivered from a variety of speakers, including the National Institutes of Health’s Wendy Nilsen PhD, Harvard University’s Paul Farmer MD, and healthcare futurist Berci Meskó MD PhD. An earlier version of the course this year included lectures on habit design, health product gamification, designing text message interventions, and even mobile payments.

Students team up with participants from around the world to work on projects in small groups. Teams will brainstorm health challenges, create solutions, critique each others’ solutions, and produce a pitch in the form of a presentation. Lectures are delivered in both video and transcript form.

Stanford University emergency medicine resident Eric Leroux MD MBA and surgery attending Homero Rivas MD MBA FACS organized the course. The course starts on 27 July 2014 and ends 31 August 2014. Sign up at