mobile health SMS

By Heather Mack 04:39 pm April 27, 2017
While it is impossible to call any one method of patient engagement “tried and true,” texting as a means of getting people to play an active role in their healthcare has been a successful strategy in many cases, ranging from diabetes management to depression. That’s Encino, California-based mPulse Mobile’s forte, and the company has now attracted the attention of Harvard Medical School...
By Heather Mack 02:46 am July 6, 2016
Healthcare-focused mobile communications company mPulse Mobile has released the findings of a three-month study evaluating its interactive, two-way text message program with a Medicare and Medicaid plan in Southern California. The Encino, California-based mPulse teamed up with Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP) and sent text messages tailored to 17,000 newly enrolled IEHP members based on...
By Neil Versel 03:03 am June 21, 2012
How powerful is text messaging for reaching young people? "I think it might be able to save more lives than penicillin," according to Nancy Lublin CEO and "chief old person" at DoSomething.org, an organization that helps teens effect social change. Lublin made that bold statement in a Feb. 28 presentation to TED University, a pre-conference session at TED 2012 in Long Beach, Calif. A video from...
By Brian Dolan 02:51 am 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 Brian Dolan 06:35 am July 13, 2010
Medical apps immature? "The consumer health app market is still a very immature market with a lot of things being thrown out there," said Kevin Patrick, an adjunct professor of family and preventive medicine at UC San Diego and the editor of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Patrick told the LA Times that most medical apps have "not been subjected to clinical trials that would show...