Promoting Population Health Through mHealth: Can Personal Health Management System Alter Personal Health Behavior?

AbstractmHealth provides unprecedented medium to collect valuable information on patients, which was otherwise hard to collect and incorporate into management decision making. Several interventions conducted by a leading university school of medicine to measure the health outcome of its population showed significant positive impact on improving population health outcomes.  Caroline et al., (2013) conducted a meta-analysis and outlined a number of questions for investigating the effect of mHealth. These questions are related to investigating functions that make mHealth most effective, the type of behavior change technique that are effective, and whether the effectiveness of interventions is influenced by setting or participant demographics.  This project will investigate how mHealth can be used to help shape the current health system and make it a valuable asset to achieve an effective and efficient population health program.