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1 Mobile Health WG Report to International Council HL7 Working Group Meeting Phoenix, AZ, USA Co-chairs: Gora Datta Nadine Manjaro

2 A STAR IS BORN! Mobile Health WG: the newbie was formally launched at May12 WGM First full WG meeting took place in Sep12 at Baltimore WGM Group meets every Friday at 11am EST – Listserv: – Wiki: Active participation by many HL first timers

3 0 to 60 in 3 months Multiple (active) Sub Groups: Definition, Scope and Context (DEF) Education and Communication (EDU-COM) External Standards Gap Analysis (EXT-STD) Low to Medium Income Countries (LMIC) Security (SEC) Standards Gap Analysis - PHR/Mobile (STD-GAP) Use Case Development/ Scenario (UCD)

4 Serious Stuff#1: MHWG MISSION The HL7 Mobile Health Work Group creates and promotes health information technology standards and frameworks for mobile health.

5 Serious Stuff#2: MHWG CHARTER Identify data standards and functional requirements that are specific to the mobile health environment Identify and promote mobile health concepts for interoperability as adopted and adapted for use in the mobile environment Coordinate and cooperate with other groups interested in using mobile health to promote health, wellness, public health, clinical, social media, and other settings. Provide a forum where HL7 members and stakeholders collaborate in standardizing to enable the secure exchange, storage, analysis, and transmission of data and information for mobile applications and/or mobile devices.

6 Reaching Out… Free tutorial on HL7s Mobile Health Activities by Ann Wrightson (HL7 UK) – Phoenix13 WGM (Q3-Sedona 3) 1 st Newsletter (Quarterly?) by the WG: in publication Trial by fire – Looking into participating in a Large Scale Pilot-project in Africa, India

7 Rolling Out… Pilot-project to provide access to healthcare in (underserved) rural regions, leveraging: – Health Care Standards framework – Mobile Health Technology platform – Health-Tech Workers (new care team member category) – Cloud Computing infrastructure – Alternate Energy –Powered Devices Initial Target population: subset of 3 million household Subsequent: over 100M!!!

8 Activities: India Pilot-project to provide access to healthcare in (underserved) rural regions, leveraging: – Health Care Standards framework – Mobile Health Technology platform – Health-Tech Workers (new care team member category) – Cloud Computing infrastructure – Alternate Energy –Powered Devices Working with Non-Government Organizations and Grassroots organizations Targeting District (Purulia) population: 3 million

9 Activities: India (continued) Target populations: Women and Children – In-utero: Pregnancy monitoring Pregnancy and post-pregnancy education – Neo natal: Birth registry National Person Identifier Midwife training – Early childcare: Immunization Nutrition Allergies, intolerances, sensitivities Wellness education

10 Activities: Niger Face-to-face meeting with Ministry of Public Health officials in April 2012; ongoing discussions Reviewing the (government-provided) National System for Public Health modernization plan Niger is keen to receive international input / help in meeting its modernization plan – Intend to propose a project that is similar to the India project

11 MAKE A DIFFERENCE…. Require international participation and involvement!!! For additional information, please contact MHWG co-chairs


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