Category: Text Messaging in Healthcare

Interactive text messaging software enabling you to communicate, engage, and collect data more efficiently.

Text Messaging News: Texting program targets new moms, Health messages to be sent via cellphone, LAUSD Students Share HIV/STD Statuses Via Text Message

Texting program targets new moms A new texting program gives tips and information for new upcoming mothers to ensure that they have the best start they need to looking after their first baby. It can be a daunting process, and any help that a mother can get is often needed. The new texting program aims…
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mHealth News: Mobile phone health schemes ‘could save Europe €200 billion’, EHRs could use an infusion of mobile technology, Canadians eager for more virtual, mobile healthcare solutions

Apps like Bant (shown above), a free app under development by the University Health Network in Toronto, allow Type 1 diabetes patients monitor their blood sugar levels to help manage their condition.

Mobile phone health schemes ‘could save Europe €200 billion’ Not only can mhealth be convenient for both patients and doctors, but it could also prove to be very cost worthy too. This article by the Telegraph states that mobile phone health schemes could save Europe 200 billion euros. The savings are for many reasons but…
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Facts about HIPAA Compliance and Text Messaging

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 HIPAA Compliance and Text Messaging In 2011 The Joint Commission reported that 60 percent of all sentinel events were directly related to a breakdown in communication. Furthermore, researchers have sighted communication breakdowns as one of the biggest factors influencing clinical trial outcomes. With that in mind, health care providers and researchers have turned to text…
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Text Messaging News: Texting service for expecting moms, Digital Way to Share STD Status Now Available in LAUSD, Service lets kids report bullying via text message

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Digital Way to Share STD Status Now Available in LAUSD A new service has been created to help sexually active people have safe sex. Users of the service will be able to share with one another their own status in regards to sexually transmitted diseases straight from their mobile with the tap of a button.…
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Mobile Health News: Mobile health helps aphasia patients get long term care, Get a Physical Exam via Smartphone, Technology Makes Way for Change in Children’s Health Care

Technology Makes Way for Change in Children’s Health Care When you have a certain condition that only a specific doctor can deal with, you may find yourself traveling miles regularly to maintain checkups and when this involves your child or other loved ones it can be very inconvenient and unsettling for everybody involved. Of course,…
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Text Messaging News: Flying by Text Message? OMG!, Kalamazoo-area smart phone users warned of tornado threat, Counselling via text messages

Kalamazoo-area smart phone users warned of tornado threat, whether or not they asked to be Whilst technology is growing to better predict upcoming natural disasters, for many people there’s often not a warning before something actually happens. One solution to this problem is to send out a message to everybody in the area as soon…
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mHealth News: Bridging the gap in health services delivery, Advanced Remote Patient Monitoring Systems, Mobile – A Bridge Across The Gender Divide

On-Demand Telemedicine Saves Lives and Saves £30K Per Patient By being able to see and communicate with patients immediately via video telecommunication, the NHS in the UK has said that they are capable of saving £30k per patient! It sounds like a lot, but because of the quick communication between a doctor and a patient,…
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Text Messaging News: Texting for better health, Tips to be taken via text, Text reminders help seniors improve medication adherence

Tips to be taken via text If you live in Monmouth and want to lend a helping hand to your community you can now text in to the County Sheriff and “tip” them of anything you may think seems a little dodgy in your area. Although the Monmouth police department still advises to call 911…
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Mobile Health News: Innovative Medical Apps, Siberian smartphone device texts ovulation alerts, Telemedicine helps treat patients in Acadiana

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Mobile technology could save billions of dollars on health care costs Who’s keen for the idea of saving billions of dollars? Everybody we hope! Being able to cut costs without cutting corners can really help the daily lives of you and everybody around us by allowing governments to spend money elsewhere on other important aspects.…
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Text Messaging News: Virgin America encourages passenger flirting with seat-to-seat texting, Have Anxiety? There’s an App for That, Mobile customers using online self-service more satisfied

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Have Anxiety? There’s an App for That Mental illnesses like anxiety can be hard to deal with- they can affect us all, but when walking past someone with such a mental illness, it’s very hard to spot in someone, and because of this many people don’t understand when someone may be depressed or suffering from…
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mHealth News Byte: In South Africa – Using Mobile Technology to Improve Maternal Health Access, Mobile Technology Is Transforming Healthcare, Growing ‘App’etite for Mobile Health

In South Africa, Using Mobile Technology to Improve Maternal Health Access This article highlights an amazing story about a first time mother in South Africa that uses routine text messages from her local doctor to learn more about how to look after her child and what the best tips and hints are to look after…
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Text Messaging News: A Text Message a Day Keeps the Asthma Attack Away, Flexible phone’s corners curl to tell you who’s calling, How Text Messaging Can Drive App Engagement and Revenues

Photo: Researchers from the College of Computing at Georgia Tech have found that a text message a day may keep asthma attacks away, at least in teenagers. -- http://c.gatech.edu/18u1GD

A Text Message a Day Keeps the Asthma Attack Away A simple text message a day can help asthma sufferers keep track of their illness and treat it appropriately. A new study in Georgia has shown that those that receive just one text message a day that asks whether the user has had an asthma…
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mHealth NewsByte: 5 Useful Mobile Apps From The US Government, Apps could usher in mobile health revolution, EHRs and mobility: Right from the start

5 Useful Mobile Apps From The US Government So, although it’s unlikely we’ll ever see an Angry Birds White House edition, the US government have released some mobile apps, and some of them could prove very valuable to you. This article points out 5 apps that you may not know about that could be useful…
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Text Messaging Newsbyte: Treating Asthma With Text Messages And Autism With Social Media, Mobile App Helps in Weight Loss Program, Using Mobile Phone Technology to Ensure Fair Voting in the Middle East

Treating Asthma With Text Messages And Autism With Social Media By using a simple text reminder, asthma sufferers are reminded to take care of their condition and take any medicine if they need it. This little reminder also makes sure that anybody with asthma isn’t left without their inhaler. Social media is also being used…
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Mobile Health Newsbyte: Beleaguered caregivers getting help from apps, Docs develop app to help pregnant women, Africa: Using Technology to Save Lives At the Community Level

Beleaguered caregivers getting help from apps Taking care of an ill person can be a very demanding task, and if it is a serious illness or condition, a caregiver’s job can become very stressful and hard to deal with. Thanks to smartphone apps though, caregiver’s lives around the world could be improved. Apps can now…
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