WHO releases first guideline on digital health interventions (9)

22 April, 2019

[Note from HIFA moderator: The message below is in response to Najeeb Al-Shorbaji: WHO releases first guideline on digital health interventions (7)]

Just to clarify my comment -- font size refers just to how large an individual letter/character is, not to the amount of content -- and that's what I'm referring to in my comment about the (to-me) wrong distinction between "mobile" and "digital health" interventions. To me, this seems like separating print books by the size of their printed characters' font, or by whether they're pocketbook or atlas-size folios. The point of digital resources is their ubiquitous web-accessibility that is agnostic of medium, whether a phone or enormous monitor.


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Professor + Canada Research Chair, University of British Columbia

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HIFA profile: Erica Frank is the Founder and President of NextGenU.org, the world's first portal to free, accredited higher education, now being used in 193 (of 195) countries, and offering the world's first free degree (a Master's degree in Public Health), as well as a MedSchoolInABox that includes Graduate Medical Education. Erica is Professor and Canada Research Chair of Preventive Medicine and Population Health at the University of British Columbia, Canada, and is a physician specializing in preventive medicine. Her research established the strong and consistent influence of clinicians' health habits on their patients. She was Co-Editor in Chief of the journal Preventive Medicine (1994-1999), and the 2008 President of the Nobel Peace Prize winning (1985 and 2017) Physicians for Social Responsibility. erica.frank AT ubc.ca