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’.