McKesson Foundation 'mobilizes for health', awards $1.3 million in research

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Announced last week were six grants by the McKesson Foundation, each¬†up to $250,000, to support studies on diabetes care and management at six U.S. institutions. The studies will examine a range of mobile health technology options from SMS text messaging for medication reminders, to a comprehensive mobile phone-based software program integrated with patient EMRs. Each study is due within¬†within one year, several will test Spanish and English messaging strategies and all are targeted to patient populations served by community health clinics. HealthcareITNews McKesson ‘Mobilizing for Health’.