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CAMH and MEMOTEXT Launch Collaborative Venture

CAMH and MEMOTEXT sign MOU to co-develop mobile health intervention for schizophrenia (TORONTO) May 11, 2016 – The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and MEMOTEXT Corporation have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to develop and commercialize an award-winning mobile health intervention for people with schizophrenia. The app will engage patients more fully

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BAM! A new framework for measuring adherence goes live at the PQA.

Today, we presented an update to our Balanced Adherence Metric at the PQA Annual Meeting & Innovation Forum in Arlington, VA. Objectively evaluating adherence is difficult.  Beyond checking blood levels of the medication in question, assessments are limited to proxy measures.  These measures have varying degrees of error and reliability.  Due to its relative availability,

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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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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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5 Things I Learned From Being a Digital Health Entrepreneur

Posted on February 14, 2016 by Amos Adler Being a digital health entrepreneur is an educational experience to say the least. Most lessons are about pain, endurance and learning how to persevere. But I’ve also learned volumes about patients…whom I will call ‘people’ while working to improve medication adherence. While these ramblings could fill a novel, I’ll

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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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BAM:

Posted on January 24, 2016 by Noah Nemoy Advancing the way people interact with their health technology is a pillar of MEMOTEXT’s mission. The greatest part about working on so many different programs for different stakeholders, is that we get to learn how people interact or refrain from engaging with their health. Learning from programs that allowed us to

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