The National Institutes of Health will offer a mobile-health workshop for behavioral science researchers, federal health officials and other members of the medical and health technology communities this summer, according to a news release from the Washington-based agency.
NIH offers mobile-health workshop
Participants in the weeklong NIH mHealth Summer Institute will receive instruction on the engineering, behavioral and clinical science behind mobile-health technology and will work to develop potential mHealth research projects. "NIH is committed to harnessing the power and reach of mobile technologies to extend healthy life and to reduce the burden of illness and disability," said Dr. Roderic Pettigrew, director of the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, in the release.
Mobile technologies such as smartphone diagnostic and imaging applications, electronic health records and wireless home-use medical devices "hold the promise of reducing costs and errors, removing geographical and economic disparities and personalizing healthcare," according to the release. The institute will take place June 20-24 in San Diego; applications to participate are due Thursday, March 3. Additional information and registration can be found at the website of the NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research.
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