Denver Health

By Neil Versel November 7, 2012
Text messaging for disease management once again is proving popular among patients with chronic conditions and their doctors, though the clinical gains are not always easy to determine. In a just-concluded test at Denver Health, about 80 percent of mostly older, low-income people expressed interest in participating in a text-based communication plan beforehand. After the trial, all 135...
By Neil Versel July 30, 2012
Dr. Mohit Kaushal The move toward accountable care organizations, the ubiquity of cell phones and changing patient expectations all are contributing to the rise of mobile monitoring of chronic diseases, but it still may take years before home care becomes a routine part of medicine. Friday morning at the 4th annual World Congress Leadership Summit on mHealth in Boston, Dr. Mohit Kaushal,...
By Brian Dolan March 1, 2012
Researchers from Denver Health and Hospital Authority, a medical school, found that patients with diabetes who received text message reminders and prompts throughout the week reported increased accountability, social support, and awareness of health information. The Researchers found that 79 percent of the participants responded to more than 50 percent of the prompts, according to the study's...

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