Posted on April 17, 2015 by Amos Adler
What a crazy few days its been at HIMSS. While I can describe all the sessions and attendees I’ll spare you what you can read on their website and focus on the experiential part of the event. Think 43,000 people crammed into the cozy corner of Chicago at McKormick Place, the world’s second largest exhibition hall. What’s interesting about HIMMSS is its massive scale, overwhelming number of people, exhibitions and the sheer size of the booze, cappuccino, swag filled conference. One of the best parts is the exercise of walking 8 miles a day all around the event hall. I wanted to understand the commercial focus of the event from a competitive perspective as well as to get inspired and understand the marketplace.
16 Steps to m/Digital Health Success
Posted on April 2, 2015 by Amos Adler
As mobile and digital health get more and more traction, you might be evaluating various m/digital health technologies and solutions. From new-starts to established legacy service providers there are a lot of options to choose from. It pays to have some digital health due-diligence planning in place. Fortunately, we at MEMOTEXT have learned some digital health lessons in due-diligence and hope to speed up the process for you. Don’t worry, we validated this methodology ourselves the hard way!
Updated on April 6, 2015 by Noah Nemoy
MEMOTEXT is honored that our patient adherence solutions have been selected as a finalist for the 3rd Annual Scattergood Foundation Innovation Award! This prestigious award recognizes innovation breakthroughs in the field of behavioral health-care.
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 09, 2015 by Noah Nemoy
Perhaps the best thing about being a MaRS based start-up is attending the guest lectures. MaRS regularly hosts global experts in science and technology, and their discussions are extremely enlightening. Last month’s lecture, given by the former CEO of the Estonia eHealth Foundation Dr. Madis Tiik, was no exception. A common frustration with mHealth start-ups is that the healthcare systems they operate under are rigid, monolithic, and resistant to change. However, Dr. Tiik’s inspiring presentation showed that a nationwide eHealth system is indeed possible.
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 March 02, 2015 by Amos Adler
WARNING: This blog post may offend some innovation seekers while inspiring others
I recently had an interaction with an organization supports innovation in knowledge-based industries. Several discussions with a representative of the organization revealed to me something that was a bit more common than I wanted to acknowledge: There are a lot of organizations that support the idea of innovation but have no real framework for it.
Posted on February 26, 2015 by Noah Nemoy
On February 25, 2014, MEMOTEXT Founder and President Amos Adler was invited to give a guest lecture at the University of Toronto. This honor was fresh off the heels of MEMOTEXT’s participation at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management’s IT in Healthcare Speaker Series earlier this month. The lecture was presented to Prof. Joseph Cafazzo’s Health Informatics class.
Posted on February 12, 2015
On February 11, 2014, MEMOTEXT was one of the 5 MaRS based mHealth/digital health start-ups, invited to speak at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management’s IT in Healthcare Speaker Series: Start-Ups. MEMOTEXT Founder and President Amos Adler spoke about how MEMOTEXT’s mhealth/digital health communication platform cuts costs for all stakeholders in the healthcare system and delivers clinically proven increases to adherence.