We are making patient-generated data accessible through an open data standard and community.  


There IS NOT going to be one app or device that’s going to tell your health story. What if you could pickup a glucometer, blood pressure cuff, scale and an activity monitor, link 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 and health tech decision makers to help make sense of digital health data through an open interoperability standard. 


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, David Haddad joined Deborah and Ida to start what is now internationally known as Open mHealth. 

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 and sponsorshipAll funds go to supporting Open mHealth’s core and promoting the open source platform and global community.  

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