HCFO Webinar Recording Available: Leveraging Mobile Health (mHealth) Solutions for Health Services Research, Session 3

Publication Date: 
November 15, 2012

For health services researchers seeking to address questions related to health care financing and organization, public/population health, comparative effectiveness, and disparities, mHealth tools can provide a cost effective means to move beyond the usual reliance on claims data.  These devices can be used to collect and work with information on patients’ characteristics, communities, experiences and outcomes, as well as data on providers and delivery systems.  New tools are highly effective, efficient, flexible, affordable and ubiquitous – and readily usable, regardless of technological “savvy.”
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Changes in Health Care Financing and Organization (HCFO) program, in collaboration with the Center for Learning Health Care at the Duke Clinical Research Institute, is conducting a four-part webinar series designed to provide a stepwise introduction to mHealth technologies.

The third webinar of the series, held on Nov. 5, 2012, considered novel ways to imagine, analyze, use and present the information being collected, and demonstrated practical strategies available to the health services researcher.  The discussion was moderated by Lynn Etheredge, George Washington University.


  • Bill Riley, Ph.D., is chief of the Science of Research and Technology Branch (SRTB) in the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS) at the National Cancer Institute (NCI).
  • Greg Samsa, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Duke University.
  • Ida Sim, M.D., Ph.D., is Professor of Medicine at University of California San Francisco and co-founder of Open mHealth.

A recording of the webinar is available at: