mHealth Intelligence: NIH to Use mHealth, Telehealth in Long COVID Research

“Telehealth and mHealth will play an important role in a massive research project being launched by the National Institutes of Health to analyze the long-term effects of COVID-19.”

“The NIH announced this week that it will award more than $470 million in research grants to support more than 100 large-scale studies across the nation on how the virus affects long-term health and wellness. The Researching COVID to Enhance Recovery (RECOVER) Initiative will be  coordinated through New York University (NYU) Langone Health, which will issue sub-grants to at least 30 institutions conducting the research.”

“The projects aim to study why some people have prolonged symptoms or develop new or returning symptoms after the acute phase of infection from the virus. Often called “long COVID,” the most common symptoms include pain, headaches, fatigue, “brain fog,” shortness of breath,  anxiety, depression, fever, chronic cough and sleep problems…”

“Many of the studies will use connected health platforms that include mHealth devices capturing data from participants at home and telehealth services that gather data from multiple locations and make it actionable for researchers. The use of technology allows researchers to  standardize and centralize their efforts while gathering data from a diverse population in real time…” Read the full article here.

Source: NIH to Use mHealth, Telehealth in Long COVID Research – By Eric Wicklund, September 17, 2021. mHealth Intelligence.

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