mHealth Clinical Processes Guide

Description

mHealth programs can operate outside the clinical setting or within it, depending on the program. Both types of programs should involve clinical considerations in some form, as programs operating within the clinical setting interacting with clinicians and clinical staff more often. In order to standardize the delivery of mHealth care, guidelines or protocols outlining key clinical processes should be developed. Clinical care processes to address include patient assessment and enrollment, patient care plans, patient education, and how clinicians should respond to data or alerts generated by mHealth technologies. Note that protocols and guidelines are not a substitute for clinician judgment, but rather augment the care process.

Audience

For use in establishing protocols and guidelines for clinical processes that relate to delivery of mHealth programs operating outside and within the clinical setting.

Helpful Tips

  • Involve multiple stakeholders when defining a mHealth patient care plan.
  • For mHealth programs operating outside the clinical setting, consider how program outcomes and data can be related back to clinicians.

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