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 9, 2015 by Noah Nemoy
The mHealth market is experiencing explosive growth and countless healthcare related apps are being developed. But simply developing an app does not make it an instant success. As the ARC 360 “2015 State Of The U.S. Health & Fitness Apps Economy” report shows, it is utility and taking user concerns into account, that makes an mHealth app successful.
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.