Pilot Program Shows How SMS Reduces Hospital Readmissions

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According to a report by Agency Healthcare Research and Quality, hospital readmissions cost hospitals over $41.3 Hahnemann Hospital’s pilot program on using mobile messaging to reduce hospital readmission rates.

Children’s Hospital Oakland’s Mobile Health Campaign Sends Safety Tips in English and Spanish

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Children’s Hospital Oakland has been providing exceptional medical care to children in the Northern California region for almost 100 years. The campaign is also advertised on posters throughout the hospital.

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Research: New Uses for Mobile Devices in Healthcare

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Research EHR EMR Float Mobile Learning Primer health care hospitals mam mdm mhealth-tag mobile application management mobile device management mobile medicineYesterday, we announced the release of the final series of our healthcare research. Throughout the rest of this week, we’ll preview what these documents contain. The wonderful thing about tablets such [.].

Samsung’s Improved Security and Management Features for the Enterprise, Government and Military

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Samsung SAFE targets retail, healthcare, education and hospitality verticals. Gary Woodill helps explain what this means for mobile in the enterprise. Industry News Android BlackBerry enterprise security iOS mobile security SAFE Samsung Samsung Knox

5 Reasons to Attend the 2015 mHealth Summit

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Hear top communication strategies for post-discharge hospital patients. ” The Boston Children’s Hospital’s DisCo program supports post-discharge communication between pediatric caregivers and inpatient nurse practitioners.

The Future of mLearning?

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From aiding lawyers and sales teams to opening up new opportunities for children and adults who are, for example, visually impaired and hospital-bound, and who may be currently missing access to traditional education and intellectual stimulation.

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Domino’s Teams with St. Jude for 8th Annual Thanks and Giving Campaign

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Jude Children’s Research Hospital to raise money for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families with the Domino’s Thanks and Giving Campaign. Jude Thanks and Giving Combo from Domino’s (either in-store, over the phone, or online ), which includes a $1 donation to the hospital.

Solve the Most Common Healthcare Challenge with Text Messaging

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Text messaging is a simple way to remind your patients to follow their prescription regimens after they leave the hospital or clinic. One of the most common challenges healthcare providers face is patients failing to take their medication.

St. Jude Uses Text Messaging to Take their Video Viral

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Jude Children’s Research Hospital, an internationally-recognized hospital known for its pioneering work saving children with life-threatening illnesses, recently released a video of some of their talented young patients and staff members singing along to the iconic Beatles’ song Hey Jude.

Crossfit Wants You to Text to Donate to St. Jude

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Jude Children’s Research Hospital is an internationally-recognized hospital famous for its pioneering work finding cures and saving children with life-threatening illnesses.

Here’s a Challenge from Nokia

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The reason that this is an important issue is that in many countries, traditional laboratory tests, hospital equipment, and access to a doctor is often in short supply. Up for a challenge? The Nokia Sensing XCHALLENGE is a $2.25 million global competition to accelerate the availability of hardware sensors and software sensing technology that individuals use to access, understand, and improve their health and well-being, using mobile technologies.

SMS Delivers Patient Support in Many Forms

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In 2008, St Gabriel’s Hospital, which is located in a rural area of Malawi, implemented an SMS support system , connecting the hospital to 600 community health workers and to the 250,000 patients it serves. Around the world, smartphones rule.

Hotels Turn to Text Messaging to Communicate with their Guests

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” We’ve seen emergency services, hospitals, and schools all turn to text messaging as the simplest, easiest way to reach people. When you’re staying at a hotel on the road, who wants to actually call the front desk to request extra towels?

Top 5 Mobile Articles to Read This Week

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Trump Team Embraces FCC Remake Blueprint The Donald Trump Administration has signed off on an approach to remake the FCC that squares with the deregulatory philosophies of FCC Republicans Michael O’Rielly and newly-appointed chairman Ajit Pai.

Jeremy Clements Turns a NASCAR Car Into a Text Message Fundraising Machine

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Jude Children’s Research Hospital. NASCAR driver Jeremy Clements is revving up for a text message fundraising campaign that will benefit St. Clements is transforming his Car #51 into a mobile call to action – asking NASCAR fans to text HERO to 50333 to donate $5 to St.

Top 5 Mobile Articles to Read This Week

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Text Messaging Boosts Patient Engagement, Improves Outcomes A study conducted by researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania found text messaging systems can also benefit hospital systems and boost patient recovery times.

What’s New with SMS and the World Today

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Greenwich Hospital introduces a text message service for surgery updates. We’re always keeping an eye peeled for text messaging news. Here are a few interesting stories about SMS that are circulating the web. Text messaging is 22 years old.

Top 5 Mobile Articles to Read This Week

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Grant for study to fight self-harm with a SOS SMS text message In Australia, patients who volunteer to take part in the study will receive text messages offering support and help following their hospital visit in a bid to prevent future self-harming.

University Herald Suggests 3 Ways for College Administrators To Interact With Students Over Text

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From hospitals to hotels , more and more large institutions are communicating with their constituents over text message. Recently, higher ed has also been discovering that the best way to reach plugged-in college students is directly through their mobile phones.

Come Visit Us in Booth 431 at mHealth!

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Over the past few years, mobile technology has revolutionized how doctors, governments, hospitals, and health care providers can connect with patients. Are you at the 2012 mHealth Summit in Washington, DC ? If so, come visit us and say hello!

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

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With Howard Brown Hospital and New York Presbyterian , we saw that mobile messages helped HIV+ patients adhere to their complicated medication schedules. We’re excited to announce today the launch of our new healthcare edition – Mobile Commons for Health.

Top 5 Mobile Articles to Read This Week

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Text Messaging Boosts Patient Engagement, Improves Outcomes A study conducted by researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania found text messaging systems can also benefit hospital systems and boost patient recovery times.

Keep Contact Lenses Current with Acuvue’s Easy Text Reminders

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For a few more recent examples, take a look at the reminder services of New York Presbyterian , the New York City Department of Health , Children’s Hospital Oakland , and many more. If you’ve ever had contact lenses, you know that the refill process can be a pain – and if you forget your refill, you might spend a day or two walking around half-blind until you fix the problem! Contact lens manufacturer Acuvue has come up with an easy way to help people remember to get their lenses renewed.

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

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Our customers include insurance providers, marketplaces, hospitals, clinics, heath departments, and nonprofits. Our customers include insurance providers like Harvard Pilgrim, health departments like the California Department of Public Health, and hospitals like New York Presbyterian.

SMS to the Rescue for Customer Support

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Hospitals use it in their call centers. People are all too familiar with the woes that come with customer support. It’s easy to see why 79% of Americans report feeling frustrated with the current options available for receiving assistance.

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Using SMS to Aid Pre-Surgery Compliance and Post-Surgery Recovery

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Arranging for patients to have someone pick them up from the hospital, bringing along an overnight bag, and tips for calming anxiety before the surgery are examples of ways to ensure that a patient’s surgery goes as smoothly as possible.

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Why Text Messaging is the Optimal Tool for Patient Engagement: Personalization

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Once a patient leaves the hospital or doctor’s office, it is important to remind them that they have the support they need to change their behavior or manage their chronic condition. A person’s health is a private and intimate affair.

This year’s Nonprofit Technology Conference in San Jose was a bona fide triumph!

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Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC), an annual gathering with the goal of building a stronger community of nonprofit professionals organized by the Nonprofit Technology Network, took place on March 23-25 2016 in San Jose.

Meet Cloe, Your New Text Messaging Personal Assistant

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And the hospitality industry is starting to incorporate text messaging into their concierge services so that people don’t have to be in their hotel room or make a phone call in order to connect to the front desk.

Mobile Commons, Sanofi US, and the Prostate Cancer Foundation Partner to Improve Patient Understanding with the New PROST8CARE™ Text Messaging Program

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Smith, MD, PhD, Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, Boston, MA. Robert A. PROST8CARE Provides Free Support with Timed Text Messages That Coincide with Each Patient’s Chemotherapy Cycle. NEW YORK, NEW YORK (PRWEB) February 05, 2013.

How Text Messaging Can Make You a Better Parent

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The Children’s Hospital Oakland , for instance, texts out health and safety tips to parents throughout the Oakland region. Whether you’re a school, pediatric clinic, or nonprofit, communicating with parents about their children is important.

Text Messaging for Successful Clinical Trial Recruitment

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By placing your call to action in strategic locations, such as hospital waiting rooms or on relevant healthcare websites, interested patients can sign up for your trial with an easy text message. Clinical trials require an enormous amount of preparation.

Improving Health Call Centers with Text Messaging

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Whether it be a hospital, a clinic, or a private practice, health call centers have three primary tasks: directing patients to doctors, sending appointment reminders, and answering patient questions.

Evaluating mHealth Solutions for Healthcare Organizations

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Boston Children’s Hospital has taken it one step further, using a two-wheeled, 17-pound robot (made by VGo Communications) to monitor patients at home. A revolution is underway in the healthcare industry, and it hinges on a technology that fits in your pocket.

Study Finds Text Messaging More Effective for Healthcare Surveys than Phone Calls

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Gather feedback on patient care after their discharge: Text messaging allows you to poll your patients using both multiple choice questions and open-ended questions about their quality of stay at your hospital or clinic.

John Hopkins Survey Finds Strong Potential for Text Message Interventions

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All the participants had utilized the women’s health services at one of four branches of John Hopkins hospitals. Researchers have been publishing studies for years on the effectiveness of text messaging on improving healthcare outcomes.

Rethinking Healthcare Conversations with Text Messaging

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Hospitals, health systems, and medical practices are shifting focus from treating illness to motivating individuals to get and stay healthy. Healthcare organizations have many reasons to make meaningful connections with people in the populations they serve.

Johns Hopkins Survey Finds Strong Potential for Text Message Interventions

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All the participants had utilized the women’s health services at one of four branches of Johns Hopkins hospitals. Researchers have been publishing studies for years on the effectiveness of text messaging on improving healthcare outcomes.

How SMS Chat Saves Time, Money and Peace of Mind

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Many hospitals already allow patients to text their local ER to see how long the wait time is. Mobile technology has lent a big hand in changing the healthcare industry’s landscape.

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6 Ways that Mobile Can Make your Event Bigger, Better, and Easier to Run

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Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital uses a training seminar to build a mobile list of passionate advocates. - The Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund turned a one-day event into a lasting relationship. Planning an event, a conference, or a convention can be an overwhelming task. Between managing the logistics of attendees, sponsors, panels, speakers, booth setup, and a billion other details, the process can be overwhelming.

5 Reasons Hotel Concierge Services Should Start Using SMS

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Text messaging in the hospitality industry is still relatively new; however, the fact that it’s making such a big impact in such a relatively short amount of time testifies to its strength.

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

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New York Presbyterian Hospital Sees Viral Loads Drop in HIV+ Patients After SMS Reminders. 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.

Help People in Your Community Live Healthier Lifestyles with a Text Message Campaign

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With Howard Brown Hospital and New York Presbyterian , we saw that text messages helped HIV+ patients adhere to their complicated medication schedules. This post was originally published on the Campaign For America’s Health Centers’ blog.

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