The GSM Association announced a partnership with the University of Manchester in the UK to establish an m-Health Innovation Centre in the city of Manchester. The center will have a UK focus, according to the two groups. The center aims to promote healthier lifestyles and early intervention to better health outcomes. From the release:
“The Manchester m-Health Innovation Centre will conduct multidisciplinary research, bringing together researchers, healthcare organisations and industrial partners to conceive, develop and evaluate mobile health innovations. A major focus will be on citizen-led health and wellbeing, using mobile technology to enable people to play a more active role in determining their own health, providing a more personalised and responsive interface to public services. The initiative recognises that innovative health products are important because they can help reduce the cost of healthcare as well as create new growth opportunities for the mobile industry,”
The new center will provide a forum for sharing ideas, in-depth analysis of the market for wireless health, facilitation of pilot trials as well as mHealth education and training.
For more read the group’s press release here