mHealth Toolkit

mHealth has potential to improve care processes, expand access to care, augment other home care technologies, and reduce costs of care. mHealth is broadly defined as the delivery of health-related services through mobile technology platforms on cellular or wireless networks and can include tablets, cell phones, smartphones, mobile-enabled diagnostic devices, or devices with mobile alert systems. These tools were contributed by organizations from across the country, Center for Technology and Aging grantees, and consultants and are intended to be easily adapted for any health care program.

CTA conducted a one-hour webinar on the ADOPT Toolkit for Planning and Building Best-in-Class Mobile Health Programs for Chronic Disease Management. The recording is now available.

Additional mHealth resources are available on the Resources Page.

Learn more about mHealth grantees and programs. >>

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Tools are organized under eight workstreams: functional areas that simplify the steps required to successfully deploy a technology. Workstreams are not sequential. They often overlap and segue into one another during the course of the deployment journey. Sub-tasks within workstreams further help you quickly find the right tool for the right task. More is on the workstream homepage.

Click ‘more/less’ next to each workstream for a list of guides and tools relating to that area. Each workstream and sub-task has a corresponding guide. Download the guides first prior to reviewing individual tools to obtain an overview and important considerations for implementing technology.

Click on the tool’s title to find more information about each tool, including their description, target audience, and helpful tips. Click on the ‘download tool’ icon to download the tool. (Note: You must be logged in to download tools.)

mHealth Toolkit Workstreams

Program Planning [More/Less]

Program Planning reviews program design and change management.

Technology Management [More/Less]

Technology Management covers technology review, technology selection and technology logistics.

Patient Management [More/Less]

Patient Management consists of patient selection, recruitment/enrollment, engagement and program discharge.

Clinical Management [More/Less]

Clinical Management addresses provider engagement and clinical processes.

Financial Management [More/Less]

Financial Management addresses budgeting and ROI Analysis.

Before downloading tools, read the Budgeting Guide and ROI Analysis Guide.
Note: In 2013, the Center for Technology and Aging will launch a web-based ROI of RPM calculator to help organizations more easily perform ROI of RPM analysis, which, in many ways, has similar components to a mHealth analysis.


Telehealth Program Model Budget - Template

ROI Analysis

Determining ROI of Remote Patient Monitoring: A Primer

ROI Calculator for Heart Failure Monitoring

Administration [More/Less]

Administration reviews contracting and compliance issues.

Marketing [More/Less]

Marketing covers program promotion and customer support.

Evaluation & Performance Improvement [More/Less]

Evaluation & Performance Improvement examines program and performance measurements around care effectiveness, cost of care, and care experience.