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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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HPTN and MEMOTEXT collaborate on integrated care communications platform

The HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN) has launched a research study examining the feasibility and scalability of an integrated, enhanced, case manager care strategy to attain and maintain viral suppression among HIV-infected men who have sex with men (MSM) in the United States. The study is being conducted in four US cities with 356 participants

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MEMOTEXT @MedX: Using personalized digital health behavior change to manage asthma

  MEMOTEXT is returning to Stanford MedX!  On Sunday September 18 @ 11:00AM come and visit us in the lower lobby. We will be presenting our poster entitled: Using personalized digital health behavior change to manage asthma.Check out our abstract below and hopefully we’ll see you there!  If you can’t make it, let us know. We’ll

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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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MEMOTEXT’s Amos Adler Presents at University of Toronto’s Department of Engineering

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.

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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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Click Bait for Your Health: How a Toronto Startup Uses Digital Engagement to Increase Medication Adherence

Posted on November 20, 2015 by Amos Adler

Using digital engagement to increase medication adherence is our novel solution to a complex problem. With non-adherence caused by multiple factors unique to each individual patient, a-one-size-fits-all-solution can’t work and won’t work. Instead, at MEMOTEXT we personalize each patient’s support program. By encouraging patient input, adapting to changes in mood and lifestyle, we can develop a medication adherence and support program that works best.

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EmpathyX – My MedXHangover Elixer

Posted on October 02, 2015 by Amos Adler

Keywords: #MedXHangover #EmpathyX #MedXorcism, #ActionX

So I’m currently suffering from what’s known as #MedXHangover. Its real, I assure you. Fortunately I don’t have #SyndromeX, a condition associated with attending uncomfortable doctor-patient simulations to simulate uncomfortable doctor-patient interactions.

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MEMOTEXT Goes to the Canadian Psychiatric Association (CPA) Annual meeting in Vancouver, BC.

Posted on September 30, 2015 by Bill Simpson

As the Director of Scientific Development for MEMOTEXT I am honoured to have been invited to speak at this year’s Canadian Psychiatric Association (CPA) annual conference. The 2015 conference runs from Annual Conference October 1st – 3rd in Vancouver, British Columbia. I will be speaking at the “A clinician’s guide to mental health apps.” symposium on Thursday, October 1st at 10:15 PST. The focus of my contribution will be on mHealth and its capacity to affect positive behavioural change.

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