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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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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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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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