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Best Practices for Writing Health Care Related Text Messages

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How do you craft health care messages that will inform your audience and change their behaviors? It turns out the CDC’s not only experts on global health. Questions include age, gender, health condition, subscriber’s role, and zip code. Learn more about Mobile Commons for Health. The CDC has written  a guide that can help you craft better texts. Learn More.

12 Predictions for the Mobile Landscape in 2012

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Voto Latino Keeps New Yorkers Informed About Their Health Care Options

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After the Affordable Care Act launched, the government’s website was so overrun with demand, that people had trouble accessing it.  So  Voto Latino  used text messaging to reach their members, right away. That link took members to  https://nystateofhealth.ny.gov/ , where they could reliably sign up for the same health insurance that was being offered at healthcare.gov. Go to  [link].

4 Use Cases for Enterprise Wearable Technology

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Industry News construction context customer service Google Glass health care Mobile Enterprise smart glasses use cases warehousing wearablesWearables at home, wearables at work, wearables everywhere - we get it. But are you ready to discover what some of the most pivotal uses for wearables are?

Using Mobile Technology to Influence Health Care Reform

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Mobile Marketer published an article this morning in which many mobile industry experts shared their opinions on ways the government could use mobile technology to help pass health care reform legislation. This seems like the perfect opportunity to share some of the exciting ways our customers have been using mobile to influence health care legislation over the past few months. True Majority sent a text message broadcast asking people to call their Senators before they went on summer recess and pass health care reform.

BeneStream Uses Text Messages to Make the Health Care Enrollment Process as Simple as Texting with a Friend

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They work with companies to register their employees for Medicaid and other types of benefits, navigating the arcane and bureaucratic process of health care enrollment to find the package that’s best for them. How It Works Tracking Enrollment BeneStream schedules phone calls with their clients’ employees to walk them through health care enrollment.

#ela2009 thursday presentations: mobile learning for health care workers

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Paper on Continuing Medical Education through mobile devices for Health Care Workers in Developing Countries

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For this conference my colleagues and I have written a paper on Continuing Medical Education via mobile forhealth care workers in developing countries. This paper focuses on delivering mobile continuing medical education (CME) to health care workers (HCWs) in developing countries. It runs from 26 to 28 February 2009.

Electronic Health Care/Medical libraries: a student instrument created with Articulate Engage

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This list of Electronic Health Care/Medical Libraries on the Internet was inserted into Articulate Engage by Carlos Kiyan and is almost 13MB. At ITM we are dabbling with Articulate Engage. One of our main concerns is trying to figure out whether Articulate Engage is something we can use in low resource areas. it demands some actions from the learner. great helpdesk is a huge surplus.

Mobile Commons Launches New Health Care Edition – Mobile Commons for Health

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We’re excited to announce today the launch of our new healthcare edition – Mobile Commons for Health. We’ve distilled the best practices learned from years of work in mobile health, and made it even easier for health care organizations to launch their mobile campaigns. The Incredible Potential of Mobile Health. All Posts Blog Company News health

End of a personal era at the Institute of Tropical Medicine

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The educational innovation projects were multiple, ranging between online learning projects for health care workers across the globe, to MOOC’s, to mobile learning projects targeting rural areas across the globe. Today is my last day at the Institute of Tropical Medicine. Happy endings, and wishing you all inspiring new beginnings in 2013! education ITM future

Healthcare…Mobile devices…lessons for learning?

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All of this got me thinking: how is my family doctor able to monitor my healthHealth care has some great opportunities for advancement ahead – for mobile technology and access (and, hopefully cures for diseases too). It is as applicable to learning professionals as it is health care data caretakers. Ultimately, the goal is to leverage technology to improve the patient care experience from all sides.  Two questions: Do you let employees use their personal mobile devices for learning?  How do you protect company information on their device?

Does #mobile learning really make a difference in this world?

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In his new job he wants to set up mobile health projects, but at the same time he wants to make sure they will be durable and basically… make sense to the people it is designed to help. how to actually negotiate the barrier of technology to an 'illiterate' health worker? So basic cell-phones can be used as help-lines, where patients phone in, and health workers phone back.

Thursday: AARP Endorses the House Health Care Bill. Friday: AARP Turns to Mobile Commons to Drive Calls to Congress. Saturday: Bill Passes the House.

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Additionally,  AFSCME , working with the Watershed Company , used a combination of paid online media, email, and text messages to drive thousands of calls to congress this week through our voice advocacy applications to give a voice to their supporters and help pass the health care bill.  As did the Communications Workers of America , Planned Parenthood , Working America (AFL-CIO) and others. AARP  members who were signed up to receive mobile alerts through Mobile Commons received a text Friday morning asking them to call their Congressional representatives.

BeneStream Uses Text Messages to Make Health Insurance Enrollment as Simple as Texting with a Friend

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They work with companies to register their employees for Medicaid and other types of benefits, navigating the arcane and bureaucratic process of health care enrollment to find the package that’s best for them. How It Works Tracking Enrollment BeneStream schedules phone calls with their clients’ employees to walk them through health care enrollment.

A tool for screening #gender and #ethnicity in #mobile courses

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This simple tool was initially build to construct interactive mobile courses for health care workers in different developing regions, but with the rise of MOOC, I figure it could be used for all global courses. First of all a wonderful 2014 with lots of inspiring moments and growing wisdom! 2009). Integrating gender and ethnicity in mobile courses ante-design: a TELearning instrument.

#mHealth a #diabetes #mobile project in DRCongo, Cambodia and the Philippines

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Needs going into the project: Getting in touch with diabetes people (diabetes 1 and 2) who are living in remote areas or who have a hard time getting to their health clinics/health care workers/diabetes educators. Keep control of the program and the health messages. Easily build health messages to send around in bulk. Finding a low cost (free and open source!)

Selecting meaningful #socialmedia tools for a #MOOC or #PLN

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Real life : health care workers sharing X-ray pictures and how they diagnosed it (Telemedicine). A big part of setting up an open, online course (e.g. MOOC), or gearing up for a Personal Learning Network (PLN) is the selection of meaning social media tools. In order to get an overview of the big families in social media, I started to make a list for my own comprehension and future selection. added some examples to each group, but those are just the ones that immediately came to mind. If you see that I have missed a group or set of social media tools, feel free to let me know.

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FastCoExist Features Mobile Commons Enroll

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FastCoExist has a great article about Mobile Commons Enroll, our new product that helps educate people about their health insurance options under the Affordable Care Act. The article was written before the ACA’s October 1 st launch; however, it’s even more relevant today, as millions of uninsured Americans still struggle to understand the new health insurance system.

Environmental Scan of Text Messaging Interventions Supports SMS Applications in Healthcare

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Department of Health and Human Services published an environmental scan titled “ Using Health Text Messages to Improve Consumer Health Knowledge, Behaviors, and Outcomes.”  The scan studied evidence on text messaging interventions from 2009 to 2012 to determine the effectiveness and acceptance of text messaging as an intervening tool in healthcare. In May 2014, the U.S.

Voto Latino Finds Text Messaging to be an Effective Way to Register New Voters

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Read More About Voto Latino Voto Latino Keeps New Yorkers Informed About Their Health Care Options Voto Latino Uses Mobile Commons Advocacy To Support Immigration Reform Voto Latino Drives Voter Registration (And Voting) Over SMS The post Voto Latino Finds Text Messaging to be an Effective Way to Register New Voters appeared first on Mobile Commons. Advocacy Text Messaging Use Cases

American Journal of Public Health Shows How Mobile Health Campaigns Can Reach Underserved Populations

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An article in the American Journal of Public Health documents how mobile health campaigns can reach undeserved populations with vital healthcare information. The article chronicles the development and execution of Text4Baby, a text initiative that provides pregnant and new mothers with nutrition and care information to help the development and birth of their children. In particular, the campaign focuses on lower-income groups who don’t have access to traditional care. Users received three messages a week with health information. According to the Journal.

Why Patients Want Their Doctors to Embrace Digital Communication

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” Inadequate exchange of health information between patients and their doctors—and between providers themselves—is not only frustrating but also “dangerous,” he said, and “can easily be solved through the use of digital communications and technology.” health care system into the 21st century.” Using text messaging to improve outcomes and access to care.

#ICT4d Using #mHealth to improve access to family planning and child health services in #Malawi by Limbanazo Kapindula

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He comes all the way from Malawi where he was involved in three 5year projects with Management Sciences for Health , they all came to an end inSeptember 2011 (5 year projects). So how canthe access to care be increased? mobile mLearning ITM health ICT4DThis is a short synopsis of his presentation. How can community workers be helped? 13 of the28 Malawi districts were targeted.

A Text Message a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

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Health literacy, disorganization, low self-efficacy, and forgetfulness make up 75% of non-adherence cases. According to OtpumRx, 27% of medication non-adherers default on their medication because of health literacy issues. And since text messages are discrete and personable, they allow the patient to feel engaged and cared for no matter where they are or what they are doing.

Use Text Messaging to Educate Consumers about the New Health Insurance Marketplaces and Drive Enrollment

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This Fall, the Affordable Care Act will provide them, and others in need, the chance to purchase affordable health insurance that works for them. It is vital that governments, insurance agencies, health centers and non-profits educate citizens about their new insurance options and drive enrollment – both for the health of the system, and for the health of the citizens themselves.

Planned Parenthood Uses MMS to Generate Support for National Pink Out Day

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Planned Parenthood is a non-profit organization that provides comprehensive reproductive health care services to men, women, and young people worldwide. In September 2015, the House of Representatives passed two bills that threatened to cut off federal funding to Planned Parenthood, going as far as threatening to shut down the government if the organization received federal funding.

Evaluating mHealth Solutions for Healthcare Organizations

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According to a recent survey by the nonprofit Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), nearly 90 percent of professionals working in healthcare organizations use mobile devices to engage their patients in clinical care. A revolution is underway in the healthcare industry, and it hinges on a technology that fits in your pocket. billion by 2018. Mobile Apps. Wearables.

Mobiles, Artificial Intelligence and Cloud Computing Merge — MobileBeyond

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Health care became an electronic collaboration of patient and provider, driving down health costs, improving physical and mental well-being. But it was a special day–an inevitable one–when mobile devices, artificial intelligence and cloud computing merged. All became real. Reality became anything people wanted it to be. Sunset…and the day, like a miracle, ended.

JMIR Reviews Text Messaging Studies, Finds Positive Overall Results

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JMIR recently released a systematic literature review of studies that used SMS to remind patients of health care services. Text messaging is currently used by a wide range of in health care organizations and providers. Other represented groups included: Patients with asthma, Adolescents with mental health problems, Patients with schizophrenia, and.

Mobile Commons Spring 2013 Highlights – Newsletter

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Best Practices for Writing Health Care Related Text Messages : How do you craft health care messages that will inform your audience and change their behaviors? It’s been an active couple months for us at Mobile Commons. We launched Mobile Commons Advocacy; we got generous praise from some notable figures; and we worked on a wide variety of exciting mobile campaigns. In this newsletter, we wanted to share some of our biggest news and most innovative partnerships from the first third of the year. Top News. Mobile Commons Webinar Series. Contact Us.

How to Insure a Country, 160 Characters at a Time

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This post was written by Benjamin Stein, CTO & Co-Founder of Mobile Commons, and Mark Hunter, MPH PhD ©,  Health Services & Policy Analysis, University of California, Berkeley. The library, co-authored by health care experts and Mobile Commons’ mobile strategy team, includes messages related to consumer education, empowerment, and enrollment.

How SMS Chat Saves Time, Money and Peace of Mind

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SMS chat, specifically, allows more and more individuals to making informed and proactive decisions about their health with instantaneous, private, and direct communication. Some health questions cannot wait. People prefer to keep their personal health matters private. In 2010, they set up a text chat “hotline” for teens to send in their sexual health questions.

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Defining Mobile Learning Isn’t Enough | Knowledge Management System (KMS) Blog

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Plus, I have a very talented student right now who is working on a dissertation about mobile learning in higher education , and she has caused me to spend some sleepless nights thinking a lot about this. So, here’s a start to something that I hope will grow into more finalized.  I would really like to have your thoughts about this, so please comment and ask questions. What are your thoughts so far? 

Harvard Pilgrim Uses Text Messages to Motivate Healthy Parenting

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Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, a unique collaboration between Harvard Pilgrim Health Care , one of the nation’s top health care plans and Harvard Medical School , one of the nation’s top academic institutions, is a leader in innovative public health research. The program, which reaches out to the parents of young children, combines informational texts about child health with behavior tracking to see how the program’s participants are actually performing. All Posts Blog health Use Cases

How to Insure a Country, 160 Characters at a Time – Part 3

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This post was written by Benjamin Stein, CTO & Co-Founder of Mobile Commons, and Mark Hunter, MPH PhD(c) Health Services & Policy Analysis, University of California, Berkeley. No use in sugar coating it: there’s virtually nothing simple about the Affordable Care Act. And, it’s deeply intertwined with our equally complicated health system.

Mobile Commons Enroll: Reach, Educate, and Enroll the Uninsured

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Last month, Mobile Commons launched Mobile Commons Enroll , a new product that can educate people about their health care options and guide them through enrollment. Over 48 million Americans are currently uninsured, and a whopping 42% of people are uninformed about the Affordable Care Act. To Blog Collateral health Our Products Check out the infographic below.

Mobile Commons Enroll for Navigators

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Facilitate selection of a Qualified Health Plan. Mobile Commons Enroll for Navigators is an out-of-the-box text messaging solution to help educate the uninsured about the new health insurance marketplaces and drive enrollment. What’s more, the at-risk populations that are most in need of health insurance send a disproportionate number of those texts. They must. How it Works.

How to Insure a Country, 160 Characters at a Time – Part 2

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This post was written by Benjamin Stein, CTO & Co-Founder of Mobile Commons, and Mark Hunter, MPH PhD(c) Health Services & Policy Analysis, University of California, Berkeley. The Affordable Care Act affects virtually every American in some way. An infographic that shows how text messaging can solve some of health care’s systemic problems.  . This is part two of a three part series introducing the Mobile Commons Enroll text message content library, and highlighting some of the conceptual and technical challenges we faced during its development. Census.

You made me realize I cannot do it alone: my network is my strength, my beacon of light, my inspiration, so thanks to you all!

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The other great beacon of inspiration, and a most humbling one, were all the health care workers I met in 2009 and with whom my colleagues and I tried to find solutions for their eLearning situations and challenges. Those health care workers knew and know how important a network is. So I respect every one of these health care workers immensely.