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Express Mobile Technology Pilot Project Awards

The goals of the express mobile technology award are:

  • to improve or showcase the use of hand-held devices to enhance information access
  • create new avenues to deliver information 
  • introduce NLM mobile products to health professionals

For more information about this funding opportunity and how to apply, please click here.

Descriptions of funded projects from 2006-2011 contract


Funded Projects May 2011-Present

East Tennessee State University
Equip charity clinic workers with point of care information tools. Expose charity clinic workers to handheld medical databases. Expose charity clinic workers to NLM mobile products. Expose charity clinic workers to MedlinePlus. Expose charity clinic workers to PubMed/LoansomeDoc. Build relationships with these caregivers and ETSU.
May 1, 2013-Aprl 30, 2014

Florida International University
This project proposes creating a new medical e-book lending program for Florida International University (FIU) Medical Library in Miami, FL.
July 1, 2012 - April 30, 2013

Georgetown County Diabetes CORE Group
Objective 1: Participants will be trained to help alleviate financial burden related to diabetes, obesity, hypertension, and high cholesterol and to insure the existence of diabetes, health education, nutrition information and family/community involvement to meet the needs of the people with or at risk of diabetes in the Rose Hill/St. Luke community Objective 2: participants will be trained through programs on the reduction of unhealthy behaviors, the diabetes, cardio- vascular and cholesterol disease processes, shopping, cooking, healthy eating and physical activity exhibiting favorable results. The training will be done by using the IPADS Laptops therefore participants will be learning interactively
September 14, 2011 - April 30, 2012

Howard University
Our objective is to enable the Howard University Health Sciences community to become more comfortable with new technology, specifically mobile technology for which they can read ebooks and access apps related to health sciences. We are subscribed to several databases that contain ebooks, such as AccessMedicine, MD Consult, OVID, PharmacyLibrary, Psychiatry Online, and R2 Digital Library. We also provide our students access to medical apps such as uCentral from Unbound Medicine, Scopus, First Consult, and more.
May 1, 2012 - April 30, 2013

Medical University of South Carolina
The Mobile Health Information Initiative will reach underserved rural and urban targeted populations through MUSC’s College of Nursing Programs in the John’s Island, Wadmalaw, Edisto Islands, and rural and urban schools areas. As part of this initiative eight iPads will be purchased through the NNLM award and distributed to the five MUSC College of Nursing program representatives. These five Nurse practitioners will use iPads in programs with patients, parents of patients, relatives of patients, public school students, migrant populations, and the community. Out of the eight iPads, three will be available to twenty College of Nursing students that work with the identified programs. The College of Nursing students will check out the iPads and take to the program sites to use with patients, public school students, parents, migrant population, and the community. We will have check out sheet for the students to fill out upon taking one of the three iPads to use with the identified programs. The iPads will be preloaded with College of Nursing community health and patient care videos in Spanish and English. These videos are instructional tools that help Nurse Practioner teach health lessons to parents on children’s oral health, mental health, safety issues, breastfeeding, contraception, STIs, parenting, nutrition and physical activity. There will also be icons for Medline Plus, PubMed, MUSC Library, and Hands On Health on these eight iPads. In order to measure the value of using iPads in these settings we will have a survey for the Nurse practitioners, Nursing students, and the individual or people that they reach. The targeted population will fill out a survey after the health information lesson or video to gauge how effective an iPad is as a health information tool/ resource in working with the underserved. As part of the survey it will indicate what health sites or tools the Nurse practitioner, students, and patients used during their session.
September 14, 2011 - April 30, 2012

MERCI Clinic, Inc.
To train MERCI Clinic Patients,clinic Doctors, Healthcare Professionals, Administrative Staff, and Volunteers to seek health information and to use the patient portal on mobile technology.
Jume 1, 2012 - April 30, 2013

Project of Intermediate Advocates International (PIA)
Train 100 men how to use computers. Teach 100 men the definition of health literacy and health literacy concepts. Teach 100 men navigation strategies for health information. Introduce 100 men to and how to navigate medlineplus.gov.
May 1, 2013-April 30, 2014

Rex Healthcare
The main objective of this project is to explore options to obtain and circulate e-books via mobile devices. The second objective is to promote available clinical applications including PubMed for mobile devices and let our users become comfortable with new technology and online resources.
June 1, 2012 - April 30, 2013

Tallahassee Community College
To increase the information fluency and student learning of allied health students through the use of wireless devices. A secondary objective is to introduce the students to the health information available through NLM and other sources.
August 1, 2012-April 30, 2013

University of Central Florida
The Health Sciences Library is investigating the use of personal wearable mobile devices in health awareness and workplace wellness. The library will be conducting a one year study on the use of these devices by a group of UCF COM employees. We will be evaluating this new technology for workplace wellness.
May 1, 2013-April 30, 2014

University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Promote NLM products and services available through mobile apps and websites. Enhance awareness of mobile resources available from the National Institutes of Health, e.g., NIH Gallery of Apps. Provide resources (apps and websites) to increase health information literacy through access to reliable, accurate, and authoritative sources of health care information. Market and implement this project through selected campus outreach projects. Evaluate the project’s effectiveness. Share project results and lessons learned at professional conferences and through peer-reviewed journals as appropriate.
August 1, 2012-April 30, 2013

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