Archive for the ‘mHealth’ Category

Green Shield Canada launches Dot the Carebot with MEMOTEXT

Introducing Dot the Diabetes Carebot… Advanced analytics and machine learning have the potential to be game changers in the detection and management of diabetes. In the new year, in partnership with the health analytics company, MEMOTEXT and Green Shield Canada (GSC) GSC launch Dot the Diabetes Carebot. Dot is a chatbot and navigator developed to

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SOFIA ADHD adherence intervention at APSARD

Members of SOFIA from our collaborative venture with Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) presented on our joint ADHD adherence initiative at APSARD 2019. The SOFIA (Simple Online Family Intervention for ADHD) system is a co-commercialized initiative between MEMOTEXT and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Partners Healthcare led by Dr. Joseph Biederman Chief, Clinical and Research Programs in Pediatric

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MedX 2017 recap: Innovation and the path to Universal Health Coverage

Health care systems face ever-growing challenges: widening inequalities, emerging infectious and environmental risks, the rise of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), and ageing populations. Universal health coverage (UHC) is a goal “to ensure that all people obtain the health services they need without suffering financial hardship when paying for them.” When trying to discuss big issues like

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My Bot helps me with my mascara, but can she also take care of my health?

Co-written by Amos Adler (MEMOTEXT) and Donna Hui (ARIAD HEALTH/BLUESPIRE), February 6, 2017 First there was Eliza. Developed in the 60s, Eliza was a psychotherapist bot that would recognize keywords as they were typed, mirror them back to the user – and then ask how he or she felt about what they were typing. It

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Ohio State University and MEMOTEXT continue their digital health partnership

Ohio State University and MEMOTEXT Corporation have collaborated on a number of different research studies together. Lisa Militello, a post-doctoral researcher is a firm believer that the dynamic simplicity of text messages can support children and families through the process of positive behavior change.  Delivering optimally timed messages that communicate knowledge or skills in a

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The Hard Truth of Patient Engagement: Realizations from Stanford’s MedicineX…

I’ve now recovered from my #MedXhangover. The term commonly used to refer to the general malaise that the majority of attendees experience once they return to real-life after spending three days living within the confines of Stanford MedicineX (MedX) community. MedX is not your average run-of-the-mill healthcare conference. MedX is different. It tries and succeeds

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The Balanced Adherence Metric (BAM): a new spin on current methods for calculating adherence with pharmacy claims data

The Balanced Adherence Metric (BAM): a new spin on current methods for calculating adherence with pharmacy claims data.   Bill Simpson, B.Sc, Ph.D (1,2) and Amos Adler, M.Sc. (2)   McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada MEMOTEXT Corporation, Toronto, Ontario, Canada   Purpose/Objective: While Proportion of Days Covered (PDC) quantifies adherence (from claims data) in patients

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Shifts & Opportunities – An InDepth Review Advancing Digital Medicine Featured in Nature Biotech

Although I don’t know him personally, Joseph Kvedar is someone who I look up to. He’s been at the forefront of digital health for many years and a leader in the identification, validation and application of digital health. In this paper,  Joseph Kvedar, Alexander Fogel, Eric Elenko & Daphne Zohar describe key advances, the marketplace

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The path to digital health nirvana is paved with data

Digital health is turning into one of those catch-all terms that people use to describe everything from electronic medical records to smartphone apps to wearable devices.  While I’m happy that the world is starting to pay attention, I’ve noticed a worrying trend.  We have a multitude of devices creating tremendous amounts of patient data, but

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A Patient’s Perspective of HIMSS16 & mHealth Patient Engagement

Posted on March 15, 2016 by Mary Camp Another HIMSS conference makes it three in a row for me. I feel like a veteran and enjoyed sharing my inside tips for rookies: arrive early for your sessions to get a seat, choose comfort over style in footwear, pack snacks and water, be prepared to choose sessions based

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