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UBC and MEMOTEXT collaborate on a support text message program for pregnant women in B.C.

Optimal Birth BC, a partnership between academic researchers from UBC and provincial health authorities, have launched a research program to examine the effectiveness and scalability of a prenatal education program delivered by text messaging for expectant women in BC.  The study will include all pregnant women with a specific focus on increasing accessibility to women

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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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MEMOTEXT, STI and Allergan launch integrated Restasis® digital patient support program

Allergan Inc. has partnered with STI Technologies Limited and MEMOTEXT to launch the Restasis® treatment support pilot program: a digital health patient adherence and support program aimed at improving medication adherence for patients with dry eye. The pilot program was first launched in the province of Ontario and has recently been expanded to include the

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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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HPTN and MEMOTEXT collaborate on integrated care communications platform

The HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN) has launched a research study examining the feasibility and scalability of an integrated, enhanced, case manager care strategy to attain and maintain viral suppression among HIV-infected men who have sex with men (MSM) in the United States. The study is being conducted in four US cities with 356 participants

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MEMOTEXT @MedX: Using personalized digital health behavior change to manage asthma

  MEMOTEXT is returning to Stanford MedX!  On Sunday September 18 @ 11:00AM come and visit us in the lower lobby. We will be presenting our poster entitled: Using personalized digital health behavior change to manage asthma.Check out our abstract below and hopefully we’ll see you there!  If you can’t make it, let us know. We’ll

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CAMH and MEMOTEXT Launch Collaborative Venture

CAMH and MEMOTEXT sign MOU to co-develop mobile health intervention for schizophrenia (TORONTO) May 11, 2016 – The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and MEMOTEXT Corporation have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to develop and commercialize an award-winning mobile health intervention for people with schizophrenia. The app will engage patients more fully

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BAM! A new framework for measuring adherence goes live at the PQA.

Today, we presented an update to our Balanced Adherence Metric at the PQA Annual Meeting & Innovation Forum in Arlington, VA. Objectively evaluating adherence is difficult.  Beyond checking blood levels of the medication in question, assessments are limited to proxy measures.  These measures have varying degrees of error and reliability.  Due to its relative availability,

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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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