Mobile health (mHealth) technology has been widely used extensively in managing long term conditions like heart disease. However, most applications are either physician- or patient-facing. We have developed an integrated mHealth system including functions for both physicians and patients. Such a system was also designed to strengthen primary care and improve the quality of community-based care. I will present the results of a cluster-randomized controlled trial in rural China testing such an intervention in rural China for stroke management. We have also conducted formative contextual research in rural Nepal to evaluate its applicability in different settings. I look forward to discussing the issues related to transferability, scalability and contextualization of mHealth interventions with all participants of the seminar
Lijing L. Yan, PhD, MPH, Professor of Global Health at Duke Kunshan University, China and Adjunct Professor at Peking University Institute for Global Health and Development and Wuhan University School of Public Health. She has been the Head of Non-communicable Chronic Diseases (NCDs) Research at the Global Health Research Center, Duke Kunshan University, since July 2014. Previously, she was the Director of Graduate Studies for the Master of Science in Global Health Program at Duke Kunshan University and the Deputy Director of the George Institute for Global Health at Peking University Health Science Center, and Director of the China International Center for Chronic Disease Prevention, a large network of five international academic institutions and seven Chinese institutions dedicated to combat NCDs in China. She is also currently an Honorary Professorial Fellow of the George Institute for Global Health, China and an Adjunct Professor at Duke University, USA, and the Department of Preventive Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA. Her main areas of research are primary-care and community-based chronic disease prevention and control, healthy aging, health innovation and implementation science. She is a Senior Investigator on a number of US NIH and UK MRC-funded and China-funded research grants, totalling over 10 million US dollars. She has published over 150 peer-reviewed scientific papers, including in leading medical journals such as JAMA, the Lancet, NEJM, and Circulation.
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