Text Messaging News: Teen Sends Mind-Blowing Number Of Text Messages, SMS Smoking Cessation, Power Texting

Teen Sends Mind-Blowing Number Of Text Messages, Dad Shares Photo With The Internet

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SMS still stands up to trend towards social messaging

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Innovative practices could extend the reach of immunisation campaigns

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Evidence builds for SMS smoking cessation

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Study Will Examine Power Texting

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Hospitality News: Cloud Computing for Hotels, Hotel Website Upgrades, App Helps Combat Long Lines

Cloud computing ‘revolutionary’ for hotels claims Hospitality Technology EXPO manager

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User content highlights hotel website upgrades

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App helps restaurants combat long lines

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Text Messages Help Mall of America Shoppers Find Parked Cars

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Hospitality News: Room Service via Mobile, Hotel Mobile Technology, Future Hotel Rooms

The first hotel to use fully integrated mobile technology to enhance customer experience

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New app to let hotel guests order room service from their mobiles

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Going hi-tech with sports simulators

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Lake District hotel one of the first to employ ‘wave and go’ technology

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Future hotel rooms will have virtual invisible technology, says study

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Mobile Health News: Mobile Health for Salivary Diagnostic Platform, Pediatric Hospitals Using Text Messaging, Text Alerts

 

Mobile health gaining popularity

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Mobile health startup sees opportunities for salivary diagnostic platform for diabetics, cancer

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Mobile health camps to find HIV and STD patients

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More Pediatric Hospitals Using Text Messaging to Communicate

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Text alerts in bid to cut number of hospital no-shows 

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Text Messaging in Healthcare News: Text Messages Help Smokers Kick the Habit, Texting for Patient Care, Finding Out the Effects of Drugs via SMS

Text Messaging in Healthcare News: Text Messages Help Smokers Kick the Habit, Texting for Patient Care, Finding Out the Effects of Drugs via SMS

We hope everyone had a wonderful holiday! Some more text messaging in healthcare news for you. It’s only the best medium to reach the most amount of people in healthcare and health services, from smoking cessation to improving doctor/patient communications and to educate “schoolies” (school kids in Australia) about the dangers of drugs via instant two-way text messaging.

With 50+ year olds as the fastest growing “texter” demographic, we expect to see even more text message usage in healthcare, mHealth and provider communications over the next many years. Through alerts or two-way conversational text messaging, it will continue to be the most powerful channel on a mobile phone in the United States, Canada and around the world.

Study text messages help a few more smokers kick the habit

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New breed of doctors turn to social media, texting for patient care

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New instant text message service for schools to find out the effects of drugs

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Mobile Newsbytes: Texting Increases Survey Truthfulness, Skin Cancer Prevention via SMS, Consult a Doctor on a Smartphone

Texting Increases Survey Truthfulness, Skin Cancer Prevention via SMS, Consult a Doctor on a Smartphone

In this week of Mosio’s Mobile Newsbytes, we find out more about the growing popularity of mHealth from the viewpoint of doctors and patients, people taking surveys via text messaging are more likely to answer truthfully, skin cancer prevention via SMS (Hey U! Put on snscrn rt now!) and some more good news for mobile advertising.

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Half of Smartphone owners consult the ‘doctor in their pocket’

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OMG! Texting ups truthfulness, new iPhone study suggests

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OMG: Text-Message Surveys

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Skin cancer prevention via text message

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Two Thirds of British Texters Have Received Spam, But Most Are Unsure of How to Take Appropriate Action

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US and UK Consumers Choose Smartphones and Tablets for 2012 Holiday Shopping

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Mobile Connections on the Rise; Good News for Mobile Advertising

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AIRLINES USING SURVEY SOFTWARE TO IMPROVE OPERATIONS AND PASSENGER EXPERIENCE

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UK’s young increasingly using mobile devices to access the web

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Pew: Smartphone owners increasingly use their devices to get health info

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Mobile Newsbyte: Physicians Communicate Through Text Messaging, Therapeutic Text Messages, Skin Cancer Prevention via SMS

Most pediatric hospital physicians communicate through cell phone text messaging

According to research, a lot of pediatric physicians use mobile text messaging rather than pager method in communicating with colleagues to requests for assistance or transmitting questions. This is shown in the study entitled “Text Messaging as a Means of Communication among Pediatric Hospitalists”.

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What Types of Therapeutic Text Messages Do People in Recovery Want?

Short messaging servicing technique has been used as tool for intervention programs. The survey shows several messages people in recovery wanted to receive such as recognition as to number of days clean, likes friends to be notified, wanted a therapist be informed if he or she is going to relapse.

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Africa: New UN Initiative Uses Mobile Technology to Help Fight Non-Communicable Diseases

Mobile Technology via text messaging and applications was launched in Africa as part of tackling non-communicable illness to the public. These diseases are some of the leading causes of death both in developed and emerging countries. Disease prevention, control and treatment can be addressed in a wider spectrum via mHealth innovation.

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Skin cancer prevention via text message

Texting is an effective way of getting the attention of middle school children, whom The University of Arizona Cancer Center started sending text messages about skin cancer prevention. The result shows that children were very positive about the program and showed their interest by quoting   “I learned a lot from them” or “I think it’s a pretty cool way to get information”.

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Texting more Popular than Talking on Phone

According to the study conducted by Ofcom, many people now prefer texting rather than calling on phone. People are now more on quick text messaging instead of having a face to face conversation as well.

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mHealth News Bytes: mHealth Initiative in Africa, Mobile Tech Improves Health Monitoring, Boost Mobile Health Care Adoption

 

Health eVillages launches new mHealth initiative in Africa

An organization by the name of Health eVillagers introduces a new mHealth program in Africa. This program aims to deliver video learning and continuing education tools for medical professionals to help them be informed of the newest clinical procedures. Fully loaded handheld devices were provided equipped with specialized medical reference content and clinical decision support tools.

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£4.7m health tech funding on offer

Northern Ireland offers a great deal of funding to companies willing to invest in innovations and cutting edge technologies for patient’s healthcare. This aims to attract investors in lined with health to do their studies and research in Northern Ireland.

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mHealth technology improves monitoring and therefore cuts costs in healthcare industry

 The Healthcare industry can cut costs with the aid of mHealth Technology. Hospitals can monitor their consumer devices at home via broadband access, thus eventually reduces the costs needed to perform the process.

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An app a day to keep the doctor away?

mHealth improves the way consumers gain health related information via any App driven devices available. Gadgets such as smartphones can be used to monitor their health and fitness, look for counselling and other possibilities easily just by simply accessing the web in their devices.

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How to boost adoption of mobile health care, by report

To improve the adoption to mobile health care, manoeuvring the major obstacle of general notion of change in the healthcare industry is needed.  Healthcare and mHealth works hand in hand in delivering services to consumers in a faster, convenient ,better and cost-efficient way.

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Expert Q&A: Using Text Messaging for Student Services (Curtis Marsh, KU Info)

Curtis Marsh, Program Director, KU Info

* Tell us about yourself and what you do at the University of Kansas.

I work at the University of Kansas for a program called KU Info.  It’s a collaboration between KU Student Services and the KU Libraries.  The program provides the extended KU community a place to go for their questions about KU life and beyond.

* How do you see text messaging helping students on campus?

With some highly visible violence on campuses the last few years, KU joined the growing number of schools that have an emergency communication systems using  text messaging.  Our Libraries offer an ask-a-librarian service with email, instant messaging and text messaging. KU Info uses a text message system through Mosio.  These are all positive uses of texting services for students, but I feel KU and other universities need to put more focus on such services to increase awareness and usage.  The emergency systems are perfect uses for texting students as long as they have strict parameters for what messages are sent. You want the user to be highly alert when a text comes from the emergency system, so resist the temptation to use it for any other purpose.

* When did you start personally sending and receiving text messages?

I started texting to communicate quickly with my student employees (Why r u late 4 ur shift?!).  Now I reach out via text to friends, family, neighbors, etc.  Like email, it is a good way to send your message when its most convenient for you, and give your recipient time to respond when its most convenient for them.

* How have mobile phones changed your industry?

The biggest change mobile phones have created in my industry is the expectation for instant information.  Before mobile phones (and the internet), KU Info would frequently ask for the user’s contact info so they could get back with them once the answer was obtained.  We rarely do that anymore because of the expectation that the information is immediately available. Thankfully, with well-maintained online resources, that information is indeed immediately available.

* What tips would you give to anyone considering implementing text messaging or mobile technologies for student services?

We almost never push messages to our users.  We would much rather them pull messages from us.  It is tough to give away that much control, but it is a much better way to strengthen the relationship.  I feel that every time our user perceives a message from us as unsolicited, we lose a small piece of their trust. We ask their permission to send messages, then ask them what kind they wish to receive. Again, not easy to offer truly customized messaging, but even an attempt in that direction increases the user’s perception of a one-on-one relationship.

* Any other thoughts about mobile technologies?

It seems right to communicate with our students the way they communicate with each other.  But it is so important to keep from intruding.  We don’t want users to feel the way they did the first time their parents looked at their Facebook page. We want them to view it as a convenience that they can communicate with us via text, not a nuisance that we are trying to use their social medium to do business with them.  A few well-placed messages will keep the user interested without the risk of them ignoring you or worse, blocking your number!

* What kind of mobile phone do you have and any thoughts about apps?

Just got an LG smart phone with Android. Still learning about all the cool apps, but certainly enjoying the voice recognition ones that allow me to speak everything from text messages to full dictation.  Advanced Task Killer is one I think will help me a lot with the to-do list.

* More about Curtis:

Curtis Marsh is on his 16th year at the University of Kansas, having spent five years in technology transfer, six years as Associate Director of Marketing for Continuing Education, and now Program Director of KU Info.  In the late 90’s, he left KU for a few years to work for the Kauffman Foundation and get an MBA from University of Missouri, Kansas City. The common thread between all these positions has been marketing and outreach for the university. In 2010, he added the function of Program Director for the Learning Studio.  The ultimate partnership between libraries and student services, the Learning Studio combines a major campus library with several primary student services offices to create an interactive study environment in the center of campus.

6 Reasons to Rethink Creating a Mobile App for Your Conference, Event or Expo

1. Only 28% of mobile users in the U.S. have smart phones.
What if 72% of your attendees couldn’t access your website or marketing materials. Would creating them be an acceptable use of time and money at your organization?

2. With literally hundreds of thousands of apps in the app stores, mobile app discovery is growing more difficult daily.
Even with developer confidence declining because of the fragmentation of mobile operating systems, there are about 2,000 apps submitted to the Android and iPhone app stores every day. This problem isn’t going to go away any time soon because the percentage of smart phone users will creep up over the next 5 years.  As the number of smart phone users increases so will the number of apps, creating even more noise.

3. Nearly 3/4 of downloaded mobile apps are used less than 10 times and 1/4 of mobile apps are used only once.
Quick Experiment:
If you are a smart phone user, take a quick look at your phone. How many apps do you see on there that you were excited to download and then haven’t used again? Maybe it’s no surprise to know free apps are used less than paid ones, but worth noting.

4. To justify the cost, mobile app features for conferences tend to be way more than anyone needs or uses.
Attendees using smart phones are already using many different apps to manage their travel, find local places to eat and figure out what’s causing buzz at the show via Twitter and Foursquare. Do attendees really need GPS-enabled map directions to exhibitor booths? Is there really a need to pay for development and then promote another service for them to do this on?

5. Developing mobile apps is more expensive than you think.
We recently wrote a blog post about the expense of creating an iPhone app, so I won’t go into it here, but people tend to think developing mobile apps for 3-5 different mobile operating systems is fairly inexpensive and doesn’t take a lot of time, even on providers claiming to use pre-packaged platforms. It’s really not.

6. Notifications for alerts, announcements and changes on mobile apps are not an automatic function.
How much can you ask of your attendees? After you ask them to download the app, then you have to ask them to push information or have to ask them to follow their location. When you update or change information on the app, attendees have to perform what’s basically a re-download to see the new info. What else might you have to ask of them?

So what is one supposed to do?
Use text messaging and the mobile web. Or just use text messaging. It’s available on 99% of all mobile phones and 95% of all mobile phone subscribers in the U.S. have it as part of their monthly plans. If you love mobile apps or someone you work with insists in them, we completely understand. We love them too and everyone here is a smart phone user. But we’re realistic about the fact that most mobile users are not. If you’re interested in hearing success stories our clients have had using cost-effective and engaging text messaging applications or mobile web solutions, contact us, or check out our mobile solutions for conferences, events and meetings, we can help.

Thanks for reading and happy texting,

Noel Chandler
Mosio, Inc.
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