NIH's Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research has issued a request for information seeking input on its plan to create a public-private partnership to coordinate research on the use of mobile and wireless technology in health care, MobiHealthNews reports (Versel, MobiHealthNews, 9/18).
About the Partnership
According to the RFI, the public-private partnership would operate as a collaboration of stakeholders working to:
- Accelerate research on mobile and wireless health;
- Generate information on payment rules and other regulations governing mobile health technology; and
- Create an infrastructure to support education about mobile health opportunities and challenges.
The RFI noted that OBSSR is looking for organizations that could serve as participants or managing entities for the partnership. It stated that groups interested in serving as partner organizations should be able to:
- Convene stakeholders;
- Set up a governance structure;
- Manage projects;
- Manage contracts and other operations of the partnership; and
- Explore potential agreements to extend and enhance the partnership's work.
Responding to RFI
Responses to the RFI must be submitted by email to mHealth.PPP@mail.nih.gov and should include the notice number NOT-OD-12-151 in the subject line. Organizations responding to the RFI should indicate whether they are interesting in becoming a managing partner or a member of the partnership.
Submissions will be accepted through Oct. 5 (Wicklund, mHIMSS, 9/18).