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Leveraging Digital Health for Global Chronic Diseases

Authors:

Martin C. Were ,

Institute of Biomedical Informatics, Moi University School of Medicine, Eldoret; Department of Medicine, Moi University School of Medicine, Eldoret, KE
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Jemima H. Kamano,

Department of Medicine, Moi University School of Medicine, Eldoret; Academic Model Providing Access to HealthCare (AMPATH), Eldoret, KE
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Rajesh Vedanthan

Zena and Michael A. Wiener Cardiovascular Institute, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY, US
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Abstract

Highlights

  • A digital health framework can be applied to support global chronic disease care.
  • Several principles are provided to guide appropriate adoption of digital health for global chronic disease care.
  • The mUzima mobile health application demonstrates an application of these guiding principles for chronic disease care in the resource-poor setting of western Kenya.
How to Cite: Were MC, Kamano JH, Vedanthan R. Leveraging Digital Health for Global Chronic Diseases. Global Heart. 2016;11(4):459–62. DOI: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.gheart.2016.10.017
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Published on 01 Dec 2016.

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