Posted on March 30, 2015 by Amos Adler
On March. 17 – 18 2015, MEMOTEXT had the honor to attend the Unpack! 2015. Represented by our Founder and President Amos Adler, MEMOTEXT was one of 15 Canadian digital/mobile health companies invited to attend. Unpack! 2015 was organized by the Canadian Entrepreneurs in New England (CENE), and facilitated by the Consulate General of Canada in Boston. The goal of the two day event was to connect Canadian Telehealth & Healthcare Robotics Companies with their Boston based American counterparts.
Posted on March 11, 2015 by Noah Nemoy
This March 8-15, is World Glaucoma Week. Launched 6 years ago by the World Glaucoma Association and The World Glaucoma Patient Association, events are being held across the world to raise awareness about Glaucoma. Afflicting 9 million people, Glaucoma is the world’s leading cause of irreversible blindness. Due to its slow progression, 50% of patients in the developed world and 90% in the developing world are untreated. While Glaucoma is currently incurable, with early detection and treatment, its progression can be halted.
Posted on March 05, 2015 by Amos Adler
Some of our MEMOTEXT programs personalize interventions based on what’s known as stages of change. Stage of change, or the transtheoretical model, is used to asses and prescribe appropriate information, motivation and guidance to move people towards behavior change. In plain English, are people ready to adopt healthier behaviors?
Posted on February 6, 2015 by Noah Nemoy
The past year has been one of tremendous growth and new opportunities for both MEMOTEXT – one of the pioneering mHealth companies – and mHealth as a whole. The two trends that power the mHealth revolution; increased usage of mobile technology and the move towards decentralized and personalized health care, have continued unabated. While mHealth is an industry still largely in its infancy, the use of this technology will only increase as the gap between the 10% of smartphone owners using health apps and 72% of patients using mobile apps, continues to close.
Posted on February 2, 2015 by Bill Simpson
I am not a medical historian, but I would bet that if you asked one, they would identify the synthesis of Aspirin in 1897 as one of most significant moments in modern medicine. With its pain-relieving, anti-inflammatory and anti-platelet (blood thinning) properties packaged within a single tablet, Aspirin provided a safe, effective and easy treatment for a wide range of illnesses. Even today, it is listed on the World Health Organization’s List of Essential Medicines and is taken daily by millions of people for the prevention of heart attacks and strokes. Its synthesis (and the pharmaceutical revolution it helped to user in) has no doubt helped to increase our lifespan and bring about a higher quality of life.
Posted on December 6, 2013 by Elisha Zavier
Medication compliance is a hot topic within the healthcare space. The problem is not just that patients are not taking their medication, they are also not following the lifestyle required to improve their health outcomes. There are direct and indirect ramifications of patient non-compliance that seep into various facets of everyday life – including the ability of patients, especially those affected by chronic diseases, to perform at their jobs.
International Collaboration Puts the Future of Healthcare IT on Display at the University City Science Center
The fifth annual eHealth Innovation Summit on Nov. 19 highlights Canada’s influential entrepreneurs as they look to land a permanent home in the U.S.
Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) November 15, 2013 – Eleven emerging Canadian healthcare IT companies will participate in a demonstration day on Nov. 19 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the University City Science Center. The program will take place at Quorum at 3711 Market St., 8th Floor in Philadelphia.
Posted on April 3, 2013 by Miki Peer
As discussed previously, the ‘adherence problem’ is complex and inherently interdisciplinary, that is, it requires experts from many different disciplines to solve it: healthcare-related clinicians (doctors, nurses, pharmacists, psychologists, psychiatrists), social workers, epidemiologists, health-related researchers, and policy makers (among others). In fact, a more appropriate term for how adherence should be approached is ‘transdiciplinary’. This term is a better fit because it suggests that adherence requires a holistic approach, one that integrates knowledge from all related disciplines into a coherent whole.
Posted on October 22, 2012 by mikipeer How social relationships influence medication compliance
This week’s focus is on social support – an area that has received extensive attention in health research. Social support is what arises from our social relationships; it is the care and assistance we receive from others, especially as it relates to physical and mental health.
Posted on October 10, 2012 by Elisha Zavier
Every day we receive, interpret and process all kinds of digital messages and signals. Now, I’m not just talking about text messages or funny emails. I’m talking about the thousands of messages and signals we receive from advertisers, through reading the news, listening to the radio, from various media sources and from professionals, our colleagues, friends and family. Upon receiving these messages we make a choice about what to do with the newly attained information.