At MEMOTEXT we understand that as our lives become increasingly busy, managing health becomes more complex and challenging. Patients juggle work, family, friends, home life and personal hobbies or interests, and try to maintain balance in their lives. At MEMOTEXT we see each person as an individual with a unique lifestyle and set of attitudes, for which one set of health recommendations doesn’t always fit.
Too often patients are given a regimen of medications and/or dietary restrictions, for example, without specific tips or tools on how to follow these in the context of their life. The purpose of MEMOTEXT is to create a bridge between these health-related ‘rules’ and each person’s unique set of circumstances and values.
In this blog we will discuss how to overcome barriers that commonly prevent people from managing their health as best they can. Some barriers are concrete, such as not having enough money to pay for an expensive medication, while others are more obscure, relating to our beliefs for example. Many of these so-called ‘barriers’ can be overcome with proper communication (especially when this is done in the form of a dialogue – more on that later), creative problem-solving, and help from the important people in our lives. Living with an illness affects many aspects of life and it also affects more than just the ‘patient’. With the right knowledge and tools, each and every one of us can manage our health and live to our fullest potential.
Amos brings speech, mobile and social technologies together to create mobile (mHealth) and telehealth patient adherence programs. Since 2008, Amos has led the design and deployment of dozens of digital patient adherence and behavior change programs globally while advocating for evidence-based approaches to technology-based behavior change. With a background in user oriented design methodologies, user-requirements elicitation, finance and enterprise scale technology deployment, Amos focuses on solutions solving real-world business requirements with patient centered designs while understanding the challenges of change management in clinical settings.
Prior to founding MEMOTEXT, Amos held multiple technology and finance related positions within the Bell Canada Holdings family of companies as well as a background in social and private real estate development. Amos holds a M.Sc. in Analysis, Design and Management of Information Systems from The London School of Economics in London England, graduating with distinction was highlighted by his work within the launch of the world’s first independent exchange for international wholesale telecom capacity.
Amos speaks regularly at events such as: mHealth, Stanford Medicine X, Health Datapalooza, Genentech FutureMed2.0 and guest lectures at the Univ. of Toronto.