MD2K launches mHealth community portal

The Center of Excellence for Mobile Sensor Data-to-Knowledge (MD2K) has recently launched mHealthHub, designed to serve as a “virtual collaboratory” for the greater mHealth community.

The new website, mHealthHub (mhealth.md2k.org) is a web portal that provides the mobile health (mHealth) community the ability to share information with each other about current research, upcoming events/meetings, software/data/device releases, and funding opportunities. Of particular interest will be a discussion forum, scheduled for launch on December 15, where registered users can discuss issues and challenges encountered in using, developing and deploying mobile sensors and open source software for the collection, sharing, management, analytics, and visualization of sensor data.

A major goal of mHealthHub is to help train the next generation of the mHealth workforce. To that end, the training section of the website will serve as a repository for mHealth training materials, including webinars, training videos, course modules, software documentation and white papers. In addition to the forums, future plans also include a job listing bulletin board.

Because mHealth inherently involves a variety of disciplines including, but not limited to, computing, engineering, physical sciences, behavioral sciences, medicine, and statistics, mHealthHub seeks to serve the needs of the entire mHealth community (academia, industry, or public sector).

If you would like to get involved or contribute to mHealthHub, please contact Barbara Kuhn, MD2K Director of Communications & Media, at barbara.kuhn@memphis.edu.

The MD2K Center is funded by the National Institutes of Health as part of the Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) initiative. The center, headquartered at the University of Memphis, is tasked with developing the software, tools, and science to use mobile sensor data to improve health. The center’s transdisciplinary team is comprised of researchers from 12 universities and the nonprofit Open mHealth.

Copyright © 2017 MD2K. MD2K is supported by the National Institutes of Health Big Data to Knowledge Initiative (Grant #1U54EB020404)

Team: Cornell Tech, GA Tech, Harvard, U. Memphis, Northwestern, Ohio State, Open mHealth, UCLA, UCSD, UCSF, UMass, U. Michigan, Utah, WVU