text messaging healthcare

By Brian Dolan October 16, 2014
In just a few short hours -- today at 2PM ET (11AM PT) we'll be kicking off the next complimentary MobiHealthNews webinar, Insights into the Success of Text Messaging for Health. During the presentations we'll cover data about the growing amount of efficacy studies focused on mobile health initiatives that make use of text messages. We'll also review a series of individual case studies that point...
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 Brian Dolan October 4, 2012
This week Voxiva, which powers the technology behind the federal government's Text4Baby program, announced the official launch of Care4Life, a mobile-based diabetes education and support program that leverages text messaging, a mobile app and a web portal. HealthInsight, a multi-specialty care delivery network in the Utah Beacon community is currently evaluating Care4Life. "Since 99 percent of...
By Brian Dolan April 19, 2012
Psychologists at the University of California-Berkeley found that text messages help people feel more connected and cared for and help life a person's mood when they send or receive an SMS. UC Berkeley professor Adrian Aguilera led the study, which was published in the journal, Professional Psychology: Research and Practice. Aguilera told the UK's Telegraph that the study originated back in 2010...
By Chris Gullo November 5, 2011
Pagers for healthcare are going the way of the dodo, according to middleware healthcare device maker Amcom. MobiHealthNews recently spoke to Amcom president Chris Heim and mobile product manager Brian Edds about their company's place in the evolving mHealth industry. "When it comes to medical devices, input devices [oximeters, blood pressure monitors, glucometers, etc.] and output devices [...