October 17, 2018
OptimizeRx, a software company focused on pharma-provider digital health messaging, has completed a $9 million deal to acquire medication adherence and care coordination messaging company CareSpeak Communications, OptimizeRx told MobiHealthNews.
With this deal, OptimizeRx will be able to expand its EHR-embedded messaging platform so that phrama and providers can communicate directly with patients...
February 2, 2017
Molina, CareSpeak team up for adherence program. Molina Healthcare, a multi-state healthcare organization, tapped CareSpeak Communications to develop a text message program to improve medication adherence. Members in California, Michigan, and Ohio can recieve tailored reminders, feedback, and encouragement about their medications in English or Spanish.
"Molina's mission is to provide quality...
October 19, 2016
IBM has partnered with Quest Diagnostics to launch a new precision medicine service that blends cognitive computing with genomic tumor sequencing. The service, IBM Watson Genomics from Quest Diagnostics, allows a physician to send a tissue sample to Quest, which will sequence the tumor DNA and send the genetic data through Watson for analysis. Watson runs through its reposititory of literature,...
September 30, 2011
CareSpeak Communications announced this morning that it has inked a deal with UnitedHealth Group to bring the health plan's members two-way mobile text messaging services focused on improving adherence to treatment regimens. CareSpeak expects its service to come online over the course of the next year.
The CareSpeak-powered UnitedHealth SMS service will alert caregivers when those under their...
December 9, 2010
A study recently published in the journal Clinical Transplantation found that kidney transplant recipients improved their adherence to immunosuppressive drug regimens by 40 percent when healthcare providers tracked their adherence and offered tips for improvement. The participants used prescription bottles with wireless tracking that recorded when they opened their medicine bottle -- an...
August 27, 2010
The Pediatric Heart Transplant Program at NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital has tapped CareSpeak Communications for a two-way text message-enabled medication adherence program for teenage heart transplant patients and their families. CareSpeak's program aims to help patients take their medications at the right time and as prescribed in an effort to decrease the likelihood of...
August 24, 2010
That is, at least, according to a new study published in Obstetrics & Gynecology: Daily text message reminders did not help the 82 women in the study become more adherent to their birth control pill regimen. Both the text-receiving participants and the control group missed about 5 pills per month. (Worth noting perhaps that, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal about the study,...
May 26, 2010
While it may seem as if a good number of care providers have shepherded mobile health services – piloted them – at their facilities, the truth is very few have officially announced mobile health pilots. During the past year and a half, MobiHealthNews has written about fewer than a dozen care providers that have piloted mobile health apps, devices or services – some have adopted them or launched...
November 12, 2009
This past week was a big one for wireless health -- on all fronts. Here's how the week's news broke down:
Clinicians: Mt. Sinai and Mayo Clinic each forged ahead with wireless remote monitoring tools and patient-facing mobile applications. A team at Mt. Sinai worked on a pilot program with with wireless health start-up CareSpeak that used text message reminders to increase the rate of adherence...
November 5, 2009
“If we can save one patient from needing another transplant, we’ve saved a life and at least a half-million dollars. The investment is relatively little and the benefit enormous.” Dr. Tamir Miloh, assistant professor of pediatrics and surgery at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. The investment? Text message reminders for teenage liver transplant patients.
Miloh and his team at Mt. Sinai worked on...