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Trends and Challenges in mHealth Data Collection

With the explosive growth of mobile devices around the world and increasing support for the mHealth sector, data collection projects and tools are at an exciting stage in their lifecycle. The next few years will witness efforts at scaling up of pilot projects while at the same time rapid growth of technology will bring new opportunities and pressures. Please join a panel of experts for a moderated discussion on the trends and challenges in mHealth data collection.

This ICT4D Meetup is co-hosted by UN Foundation and Appropriate IT

Trends and Challenges in mHealth Data Collection

Tuesday May 10, 2011 at 5:00 pm
Where: United Nations Foundation, 1615 M Street NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20036

5:00 – 6:30 pm: Panel Discussion
6:30 – 7:00 pm: Networking Reception



  • Chloe Feinberg (Ashoka) joined Ashoka in 2008 and is part of the Full Economic Citizenship (FEC) team working on the Healthcare for All program. As a Health and Start-up specialist, Chloe has evaluated low-cost diagnostic tools for use in resource poor areas. She has been trained on the healthpoint model, which is providing technology-enabled primary care and clean water in rural India. Going forward, Chloe will be launching the healthpoint model in other geographies, as Ashoka moves into the rapid-piloting phase of the program. More »
  • Brooke Partridge (Vital Wave Consulting) is CEO and founder of Vital Wave Consulting. She created the company to further emerging markets as a new discipline in business management. Ms. Partridge has led the company’s development of innovative methods of research and analysis that enable the game-changing strategies needed for successful growth in emerging markets. For over 18 years Ms. Partridge has been a leader in emerging-market and emerging-technology businesses. More »
  • Jody Ranck, DrPH (UN Foundation) is the Director of Thought Leadership, Policy and Advocacy at the mHealth Alliance and has over 20 years of experience in the field of global health. For the past decade he has been deeply involved with a large number of health technology issues ranging from health forecasting as the Director of the health practice at the Institute for the Future to work with social media and public health to playing a role as a convener at the 2008 Bellagio Summit, Making the eHealth Connection, that the Rockefeller Foundation sponsored and resulted in the creation of the mHealth Alliance. More »
  • Joel Selanikio (DataDyne) is a practicing pediatrician, former Wall Street computer consultant, and former CDC epidemiologist with a passion for combining technology and public health to address inequities in developing countries, Dr. Selanikio leads's pioneering efforts to develop and promote new technologies for health and international development, including the award-winning EpiSurveyor mobile data collection project. He is a sought-after speaker, a member of the Clinton Global Initiative, and a participant in the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland and the annual Renaissance Weekend retreat. More »
  • Moderator: Usha Venkatachallam (Appropriate IT) is a technologist who believes that appropriate information & communication technologies (ICTs) have transformational power, making them effectives tool for social change. She is the founder of Appropriate IT, a technology development company that specializes in web and mobile application development. At Appropriate IT, she leads efforts to create sustainable technology solutions and build the information and communication technology (ICT) capacity of communities in the Global South. More »

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  • wfuture

    Good exchange of information and networking event.

    May 12, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    The panelists were very knowledgeable and each contributed a different, valuable perspective. There was a great turn-out and I enjoyed hearing a range of ideas from audience members in the field and outside the field. Great meetup!

    May 11, 2011

  • Rebecca S.

    Very thoughtful conversation from the panelists. It was very concise and informative.

    May 11, 2011


    Very good discussion: the impressive first-hand experience with M-Health which panelists shared with the audience and the eclectic nature of the meeting participants made this events particularly enjoyable

    May 11, 2011

  • Joel

    Very interesting and thoughtful discussion, touching on many topics not often discussed in ICT4D: business models, etc. Great questions from the audience.

    May 11, 2011

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