Open mHealth is non-profit startup building open software architecture to break down the barriers in mobile health to integration among mHealth solutions and unlock the potential for mHealth. Through a shared set of open APIs, both open and proprietary software modules, applications and data can be ‘mixed and matched’, and more meaningful insights derived through reusable data processing and visualization modules.
Open mHealth is a registered non-profit (501c3) that depends on private donations, foundations, corporate and strategic partnerships to fund everything from staff salaries to basic operations. These investments go to continuing the Open mHealth movement. Open mHealth is proud to be supported by:
Open mHealth believes that innovation comes through open community and collaboration. To learn more about how your organization can contribute to the Open mHealth movement, email email@example.com
During their service together on a National Academies committee in 2008, Deborah Estrin and Ida Sim realized that mobile health (mHealth) was an up-and-coming technology, and if we could successfully apply lessons learned from other information technologies, the impact on health could be dramatic. In 2010, they co-authored a position paper in Science Magazine calling for an open mHealth architecture. In April 2011, Deborah and Ida convened a group of experts from the software and health worlds to strategize about how to actualize such an architecture. In September 2011, Open mHealth is born.