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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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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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