Scaling up mHealth: where is the evidence?

PLoS Med. 2013;10(2):e1001382. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001382. Epub 2013 Feb 12.


Mark Tomlinson and colleagues question whether there is sufficient evidence on implementation and effectiveness to match the wide enthusiasm for mHealth interventions, and propose a global strategy to determine needed evidence to support mHealth scale-up.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Cell Phone*
  • Cooperative Behavior
  • Delivery of Health Care*
  • Evidence-Based Medicine*
  • Health Behavior
  • Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
  • Health Services Research
  • Humans
  • Interinstitutional Relations
  • Program Development
  • Program Evaluation
  • Telemedicine / instrumentation*
  • Text Messaging