Tag: mHealth

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Clinical Trial Recruitment Success Via Text Messaging

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Recruitment: the perpetually challenging aspect of clinical trials. As one of the most important parts of running a clinical trial (no patients, no trial, right?), recruitment is a large focus for those involved in clinical research.  However, even with numerous proposed strategies for effective recruitment, it seems as though it is still a major challenge…
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Integrating Mobile Technology Into Healthcare: A Clinical Trial Success Story

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The effect of using mobile technology during a clinical trial weight loss study was explored in a Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Internal Medicine article. The study, titled “Integrating Technology into Standard Weight Loss Treatment: A Randomized Controlled Trial”, was 12 months long with 70 participants (mean age 57.7 years, 85.5% male) with…
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Clinical Trial Promotion and Subscription via SMS

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SMS and Email Subscriptions: A Case Study SMS has the ability to considerably increase email signups.  At least, that’s what a Zettasphere case study reviewed by Tim Watson, an independent email marketing consultant, showed late last month. In the study run in the United Kingdom, Deal Monster created an ad for £5 off of first…
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SMS Text Messaging is Key as Clinical Trials Patient Engagement Tool

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At the start of this month, Eric Lazar, VP of Mobile CRM, wrote an article titled, “Why old-school SMS is still a powerful mobile marketing tool.”  In the article, he outlines the slight obsession that the general population has with mobile technology. Okay, make that a huge obsession. Lazar brings up nomophobia, a fear of…
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Mobile Health News: Patients open to app prescriptions, The new age of cardiology: Heartbeats turn digital at country’s first paperless hospital, Mobile broadband revolutionizing how doctors save lives

This is certainly exciting news. Dr Sajid Hakim, head of the cardiology department at Indus hospital has described what many are starting to call the first “paperless hospital” The Karachi-based hospital has integrated mobile right into the heart of the doctors’ daily work routines, and doctors will now be able to see important information about…
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Text Messaging News: How to Improve Post-Sales Support through Mobile, Healthy heart a smartphone away, How smartphones are making customer care hi-tech

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Smartphone apps automating customer care work with analytics, reducing workload on staff Because of the connectedness of smartphone technology, it becomes extremely easy to send, share and view files across large groups of people when everybody has a smartphone in their hand. Enterprises in India are taking advantage of this by offering statistics and information…
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mHealth News: Us smartphone users eager for more mobile health technology: poll, Canadian Hospital Launches Mobile Health App for Veterans with OSIs, Carolinas HealthCare adds mobile app for employees

A new poll finds that the demand for mobile health technology in the US outpaces the supply.

Us smartphone users eager for more mobile health technology: poll You may think that mhealth is a tech fad that will soon become a dying trend, but many people think that there is a lot of potential lying within mobile health technologies. In fact, the majority of Americans quizzed in a poll are extremely eager to be…
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Text Messaging News: Health reminders by text, Emergency text messages a click away after city implements system, Hospital offers parents digital updates on their preemies

Emergency text messages a click away after city implements system

Health reminders by text mHealth doesn’t have to be all about radical new technology and brand new shiny smartphones. Something as simple as a text message that can be sent to a cheap mobile phone could be considered mHealth, and a text messaging mHealth campaign in Southland and Otago is already on a roll. Those…
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Mobile Health News: Making It Easier For Patients and Physicians, ECG into your mobile, Health App Lets Doctors Offer Advice Via Mobile

Health App Lets Doctors Offer Advice Via Mobile As mhealth emerges, there is no doubt that we’ll hit a few snags that may cause issues and problems along the way, but there is also no doubt that mhealth could prove to be a very handy tool for our every day lives. A group of doctors…
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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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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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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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