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Perspectives Piece: Realizing the Potential for Digital Health Technology in Behavioral Medicine

Posted on Apr 21, 2017 in Perspective Pieces | 0 comments

Perspectives Piece: Realizing the Potential for Digital Health Technology in Behavioral Medicine

Brandon S. Aylward, Ph.D.1, Timothy D. Nelson, Ph.D.2, Kevin A. Hommel, Ph.D.3

1Emory University School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Atlanta, GA; 2University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Department of Psychology, Lincoln, NE; 3Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Division of Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology, Cincinnati, OH

Corresponding Author: baylwar@emory.edu

Journal MTM 6:1:46–48, 2017

doi:10.7309/jmtm.6.1.7


“The BUS Framework: A comprehensive tool in creating an mHealth App utilizing Behavior Change Theories, User-Centered Design, and Social Marketing”

Posted on Apr 21, 2017 in Perspective Pieces | 0 comments

“The BUS Framework: A comprehensive tool in creating an mHealth App utilizing Behavior Change Theories, User-Centered Design, and Social Marketing”

Sajani Patel1, Monisha Arya2,3,4

1School of Social Sciences, Rice University, Houston, Texas; 2Department of Medicine Section of Infectious Diseases, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX; 3Department of Medicine Section of Health Services Research, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas; 4Center for Innovations in Quality, Effectiveness and Safety (IQuESt), Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, Houston, Texas

Corresponding Author: sajani.patel@alumni.rice.edu

Journal MTM 6:1:39–45, 2017

doi:10.7309/jmtm.6.1.6


mHealth: Vehicle for Health System Strengthening in Sri Lanka

Posted on Apr 21, 2017 in Perspective Pieces | 0 comments

mHealth: Vehicle for Health System Strengthening in Sri Lanka

Dr. Madapathage Gayan Buddhika Senanayake, MBBS, MD1, Dr. Gunasena Sunil Senanayake, MBBS, MD2

1Junior Public Health Professional – Health System Management, Department of Health System Development, South East Asian Regional Office for World Health Organization, New Delhi, India; 2Regional Advisor – Health System Management and Patient Safety, Department of Health System Development, South East Asian Regional Office for World Health Organization, New Delhi, India

Corresponding Author: buddhikaoffice@gmail.com

Journal MTM 6:1:34–38, 2017

doi:10.7309/jmtm.6.1.5


Sri Lanka has a unique primary healthcare system with diverse community based healthcare services. Emerging health challengers in sustainable development era needs to be addressed with special emphasis on universal health coverage.

mHealth technology is an evidence based intervention to cater the novel healthcare priorities. mHealth needs to be integrated into the existing health system functions, rather stand-alone resolutions. mHealth applications are used for behaviour change communication, point-of-care diagnosis, vital event registration, data collection, electronic health records, provider-to-provider communication, human resource management and supply chain management initiatives. Incorporating these mHealth interventions at community level are essential in resolving future health challengers in Sri Lanka.