Penn Nursing's Rising Guru of Women's Mobile Health

Penn Nursing's Rising Guru of Women's Mobile Health

Anne Teitelman's 'EverHealthier Women' and 'NowIknow' Apps Gain More National Attention

Anne Teitelman is a national authority on mobile health apps for women.

Two smart phone apps related to female health risks created by Penn Nursing School Associate Professor and LDI Senior Fellow Anne Teitelman are gaining increasing national attention according to a feature article in Penn Today.

Nurse scientist Teitelman, PhD, CRNP, stepped into the app-building spotlight in 2013 when she headed a team that developed the Everhealthier Women app that won the $85,000 prize in a national U.S. Department of Health and Human Service competition. That contest was called the "Reducing Cancer Among Women of Color" app challenge. 

Underrepresented women
Teitelman's app -- Everhealthier Women -- linked women in underrepresented communities to information about cancer prevention, screening services and locations, including support groups and care services. The phone program received a large boost when it was featured in Oprah magazine and has continued to be developed and expanded to provide its services for women in general.

Teitelman, who is also the Endowed Chair in Global Women's Health and an Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Penn's Perelman School of Medicine, built on the success of that first app by using the same methodological team approach to create another phone app focused on Human Papillomavirus (HPV). Called NowIknow, the app was designed to keep young women focused on completing the 3-dose HPV vaccine series. 

Both apps connect
Both Everhealthier Women and NowIknow apps can be connected to each other to provide a comprehensive information system for female users.

The November issue of The Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing features three different articles in which Teitelman provides an overview of mobile health apps for women in general as well as two additional articles on the evolution of the Everhealthier Women and NowIknow apps.