Health Sciences Library Releases Mobile Health Whitepaper
The Health Sciences Library (HSL) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill recently released its whitepaper, “The Purpose and Value of mHealth for UNC-Chapel Hill.” The whitepaper broadly defines the mHealth field and its value for the campus community.
Over the course of a year, Kellie Walters, MPH, conducted environmental scans of peer institutions, attended local and national mHealth events, interviewed experts and reviewed both grey and peer-reviewed literature to develop content knowledge.
“The intention of the whitepaper is to provide an overview of the state of the mHealth field and to connect readers to other mHealth resources,” Walters said.
Walters has served as the mHealth and user experience graduate research assistant in the HSL since the fall of 2012. Walters received her Master of Public Health in Health Behavior from the Gillings School of Global Public Health in May 2014.
The whitepaper is the first piece in an online guide to mHealth that the HSL will launch in the fall. The guide will expand the library’s information on mobile health technology. Currently the HSL supplies the Health at Hand: Mobile Resources guide, which describes each of the online medical resources licensed by the library that feature a mobile app, such as PubMed, UpToDate and Micromedex.