April 18, 2015

mHealth Associations and Organizations

mHealth Associations and Organizations:

*Note: A lot of professional associations now have a component of mobile health, yet are not included here because they are not dedicated solely to mhealth.

American Telemedicine Association
The American Telemedicine Association is the leading international resource and advocate promoting the use of advanced remote medical technologies.

mHealth Alliance
The mHealth Alliance is hosted by the United Nations Foundation and was founded by the Rockefeller Foundation, Vodafone Foundation and UN Foundation. The alliance now also includes HP, the GSM Association, and Norad among its founding partners.

mHIMSS (mobile Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society)
A platform of stakeholders within the global mobile community focused on driving transformational change in health and healthcare through the best use of IT.

Wireless-Life Sciences Alliance (WLSA)
A special purpose trade organization for innovators, globally relevant companies, scientists, physicians, and policy makers.

Continua Health Alliance
A non-profit, open industry organization of healthcare and technology companies joining together in collaboration to improve the quality of personal healthcare.

West Wireless Health Institute
Is an independently-funded, nonprofit medical research organization focused on lowering health care costs through technology and innovation.


mHealth Online Communities:

LinkedIn: Digital Health Group
A 11000+ member curated forum for advancing knowledge and building relationships between individuals run by Paul Sonnier.  Not specific to regulated mhealth.

Open Health
Open Health is an open architecture and an open community “. . . connecting innovators, ideas and techniques to create new tools and share the collective work of the mHealth community.”

U.S. mHealth Lobbying Groups:

Health IT Now Coalition
A coalition to promote the rapid deployment of health information technology (Health IT) and mobile medical apps

mHealth Regulatory Coalition
The goal of the mHealth Regulatory Coalition is to work with FDA to write a guidance document that addresses what gets regulated and what does not.