Archive for the ‘mHealth’ Category

MedX 2017 recap: Innovation and the path to Universal Health Coverage

Health care systems face ever-growing challenges: widening inequalities, emerging infectious and environmental risks, the rise of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), and ageing populations. Universal health coverage (UHC) is a goal “to ensure that all people obtain the health services they need without suffering financial hardship when paying for them.” When trying to discuss big issues like

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My Bot helps me with my mascara, but can she also take care of my health?

Co-written by Amos Adler (MEMOTEXT) and Donna Hui (ARIAD HEALTH/BLUESPIRE), February 6, 2017 First there was Eliza. Developed in the 60s, Eliza was a psychotherapist bot that would recognize keywords as they were typed, mirror them back to the user – and then ask how he or she felt about what they were typing. It

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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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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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WHITEPAPER SHOWS DIGITAL HEALTH SUCCESSFUL IN TREATING CHRONIC DISEASE NON-ADHERENCE

  TORONTO, Feb. 4, 2016 /CNW/ – A 2014 pilot program for patients with chronic diseases by Green Shield Canada (GSC) and MEMOTEXT Corp. has revealed some new facts about non-adherence to medication. Compiled into “The Importance of Sticking to it” whitepaper, data from the Stick2It program shows that a personalized digital health intervention can

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From the MedX Mainstage to the TSX (Toronto Stock Exchange)

Looking back on MEMOTEXT’s accomplishments this fall

Posted on December 2, 2015 by Noah Nemoy

This autumn has been an exciting time for MEMOTEXT. In September our Founder and President Amos Adler had the opportunity to be a main stage speaker at Stanford Medicine X 2015. Presenting the abstract: “Using Disparate Data to Personalize Digital Health Behavior Change Interventions” Amos rocked the crowd explaining the MEMOTEXT methodology. He had a fantastic time at the event and the “Cat pics + health data = behavior change” line got a substantial amount of press coverage.

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