The Basics of Mobile Health (mHealth) and Its Potential Impact

ACPE UAN #:  0233-0000-17-036-H04-P

Release Date:  March 30, 2017

Expiration Date:  March 30, 2020

Activity Type:    Knowledge-based

Contact Hours:  1.25

Activity Fee:  Member:  Free        Non-Member: $30

Target Audience: Pharmacists who practice in managed care settings.

Activity overview

Smartphones, wearable health trackers, and other wearable technologies are all being used to improve patient health. But questions remain—are these resources helping? Are patients able to better manage their health with these devices? When do these technologies cross over from being simple aids to being regulated as medical devices? Where is the threshold that an app or device crosses that will dictate it must undergo full evaluation by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)? 

Join this session to learn about the new technologies available for patients, the process these devices and apps go through to be approved by the FDA, and how these technologies may impact managed 

Learning Objectives:  

At the completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

1. Define key concepts and terms for Mobile Health (mHealth).

2. Identify at least two mHealth technologies available for patients and their applications within health care.

3. Discuss the impact mHealth is having on patient outcomes.

4. Review the FDA drug approval process for mHealth technology.

5. Summarize the opportunities and challenges of implementing mHealth for managed care. 

Schedule of Educational Activity

This activity consists of an audio recording, pre-test assessment questions (not required to pass or continue), post-test questions (required to pass with a score of 70% or higher) and a specific activity evaluation. 

CPE Requirements:   

Participants should claim continuing pharmacy education (CPE) credit for this home study activity only if they have not claimed credit for the live activity presented at the AMCP Annual Meeting 2017.  CPE credit will be processed through the AMCP Learn portal and reported directly to CPE Monitor.  Please allow 72 hours for processing and posting in your NABP account. 

To receive credit for an online activity you must:

  • Review the full content of the activity.
  • Successfully complete the post-test (required to pass with a score of 70% or higher, it may be taken a maximum of three times).
  • Complete a specific activity evaluation.


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Jennifer Strohecker, PharmD | Director of Pharmacy | Molina Healthcare, Inc.| Salt Lake City, Utah

Credit Information

Activity Number Credit Amount Accreditation Period
ACPE UAN #0233-0000-17-036-H04-P 1.25 Contact Hours March 30, 2017 - March 30, 2020