University of Minnesota

By Tom Sullivan 03:18 pm September 14, 2016
Despite so many apps and devices available today, and their promise to help consumers better manager their own health, patient engagement is still both art and science.   "Patient engagement is whatever the patient thinks it is," said Frederick Muench, director of digital health intervention in the Department of Psychiatry at Northwell Health. "If we start at that point, work backward by figuring...
By Jonah Comstock 07:24 am August 28, 2014
In a recent JMIR study, a team of researchers in Minnesota explored the potential of mobile health to reach people who sometimes fall through the cracks of the healthcare system. They found that a text message intervention could help Korean American women, a group that has one of the highest cervical cancer mortality rates in the United States, seek preventative screenings (Pap tests). "A variety...