We are a nonprofit breaking down the barriers to integration and bringing clinical meaning to digital health data. 


There isn’t going to be one app or device that’s going to tell your health story. What if you could pickup, from your local drug or electronic store, a glucometer, blood pressure cuff, scale and an activity monitor, linked them up and seamlessly shared that data with your clinical team? What if you could not only access digital health data from disparate sources but have a way to harmonize that data and have it for free? We are building a global community of developers, product managers, health IT decision makers and clinical researchers to build an open framework for using digital health data that is accessible to all. Join us in helping tell the world’s health story. 


During their service together on a National Academies committee in 2008, Deborah Estrin and Ida Sim realized that if the learnings from the Internet could be applied to mobile health, the impact on health care could be dramatic. In 2010, they co-authored a Policy Paper in Science calling for an open ‘mHealth’ architecture. In April 2011, Deborah and Ida convened a small group of technology and health experts to figure out how to realize such an architecture. In September 2011, Open mHealth was born. Both David Haddad and Josh Selsky helped found and lead the organization. 

Open-source philosophy

We believe in the power of community. Code produced by Open mHealth is open-sourced through the Apache 2.0 license; this means that our code base can be adapted and evolved by our community members, and it also gives the people who users our platform the ability to customize it for their specific needs.

Business model

As a non-profit, Open mHealth is sustained in three ways: grants, sponsorship, and services. To contact us about about supporting Open mHealth, click here. All funds go to supporting Open mHealth’s core and promoting the open source platform and global community.  

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