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.