mHealth Research Affinity Group

The mHealth Research Affinity Group will provide a formal structure to coalesce local CHOP-based researchers interested in and/or conducting mHealth research and other stakeholders (e.g., IS, bioinformatics), as well as researchers from other local institutions.

Specific aims are:

  • Foster collaborative efforts to expand the capability to develop, test and integrate mHealth tools and approaches for children, adolescents, and their families.
  • Provide a forum for educational and networking opportunities to enhance knowledge of mHealth and develop potential collaborations both within and outside the RAG.
  • Serve as a liaison to CHOP Research Institute and hospital administration on needs and prioritization of resources to enhance and facilitate mHealth research and its implementation in clinical practice.

Activities include:

  • Facilitate and track collaborations among RAG members
  • Showcase innovative ideas and boost dissemination of RAG member publications
  • Track new mHealth proposals and awarded grants
  • Develop guidelines and a list of recommended vendors for mHealth development
  • Identify key priorities in the integration of mHealth research into the research strategic plan