Center for Innovation and Technology in Public Health
CITPH promotes improved quality of health care, reductions in costs, and improved access to public health services through technology-enabled health solutions. CITPH is engaged in research, demonstrations, program evaluation, and dissemination of its findings for practice improvement and informing public policy. CITPH studies and evaluates patient-centered, technology-enabled health care innovations that improve population health, represent cost-effective solutions in low resource settings, and can be deployed on a large scale to drive real systems change.
A National Evaluation of Text4baby
Mathematica Policy Research and PHI are jointly conducting an evaluation of the text-based messaging service text4baby among low-income, underserved women. The evaluation assesses changes in knowledge, health behaviors and use of recommended clinical services among those subscribing to the text-based messaging service. The study also assesses the implementation of text4baby and the potential for taking this and similar mobile health programs to scale.
Mobile Health Fellowship to Advance Health Systems Transformation
Fellows participate in mobile health (mHealth) initiatives at PHI and the Center for Innovation and Technology in Public Health so they can develop the skills, contacts and resources to design and implement new mHealth interventions.
Patient Centered mHealth - New Horizons in Diabetes Care in Community Health Centers
This study evaluates the effectiveness of an interactive mobile health information service, Care4Life, in supporting patient self-management of diabetes by facilitating patient education, behavior change and improved adherence with standard care practices. This study partners PHI with the Family Health Centers of San Diego, one of the largest community-based clinics in the United States. It is part of the McKesson Foundation’s Mobilizing for Health initiative to improve the health of underserved populations with chronic diseases through the use of mobile phone technology.
Reducing Rehospitalizations Through Innovative Technologies That Improve Care Coordination
This project builds a library of resources that enables service delivery organizations to: 1) select the appropriate technologies to support delivery of integrated care and reduce preventable hospital readmissions; 2) understand the impact of business models and incentive structures on technology adoption and financial performance; and 3) develop strategies for deploying and sustaining technological innovations to transform care delivery.
Safety Net Transformation Through Patient Engagement Using mHealth
This project will conduct a landscape analysis through key informant interviews and a survey of U.S. safety net providers on the current state of mobile health (mHealth) practice to address the needs of vulnerable populations, specifically mobile solutions that engage patients in their own care. The analysis will identify opportunities to advance mHealth solutions at scale to reduce health disparities.