Abstract

Little is known at the local level how mHealth interventions support consumers’ goal of a healthy lifestyle and the impact of mHealth interventions on providing equitable care. This paper investigates: 1) the social determinants of health (SDOH) that affect the ability of people to be healthy and 2) clinicians use of mHealth interventions to facilitate equitable provision of healthcare. Socioeconomic and health data was collected from all 93 Nebraska counties. A positive correlation was found between the ability of people to be healthy and their access to health insurance and fresh food. A correlation was also discovered between poverty and the ability of people to be healthy and access food. A mobile app was then developed to provide information on available community resources for patients of a student-run free clinic. The contribution of this study is determining how mHealth can be used as a sustainable health equity intervention.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvances in Human Factors and Ergonomics in Healthcare and Medical Devices - Proceedings of the AHFE 2021 Virtual Conference on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Healthcare and Medical Devices, 2021
EditorsJay Kalra, Nancy J. Lightner, Redha Taiar
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Pages22-30
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9783030807436
DOIs
StatePublished - 2021
EventAHFE Conference on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Healthcare and Medical Devices, 2021 - Virtual, Online
Duration: Jul 25 2021Jul 29 2021

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Networks and Systems
Volume263
ISSN (Print)2367-3370
ISSN (Electronic)2367-3389

Conference

ConferenceAHFE Conference on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Healthcare and Medical Devices, 2021
CityVirtual, Online
Period7/25/217/29/21

Keywords

  • Health equity
  • Social determinants of health
  • Sustainable development
  • Systems engineering
  • mHealth

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Signal Processing
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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