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Docs, it’s time to embrace online chat and texting with patients

Neil Versel, FierceMobileHealthcare

“At February’s mHealth Initiative networking conference in pre-”snowpocalypse” Washington, Dr. Andrew Barbash, neurosciences director at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring, Md., spoke of how he used Google Talk on his Motorola Droid smartphone to communicate by instant message (IM) and even video with fellow clinicians and to tap into the hospital’s EMR.
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16 March 2010 | No Comments »
Categories: News | Country: United States | Tag(s): instant messaging, mHealth, Teleconsultation

E-Psychiatry: Using Web-Based Communications to Connect With Patients

Seeman, Mary V. et al, Psychiatric Times, 27(2)

E-mail, instant messaging (IM), video chat, and social networks—notably blogs and online communities such as Facebook and Twitter—have emerged as essential business and social communication tools. Electronic communication is speedy and efficient, crossing continents in seconds (e-mail) or, in some cases, nanoseconds (as with Google Wave and Skype technologies).
In this age of social media, even basic e-mail exchanges are already verging on obsolescence for people under age 30. More young people now use Twitter than e-mail. But whether messages are conveyed by e-mail or Twitter or Facebook, the advantage in patient-doctor exchanges is that they all originate at times convenient to the sender and recipient; appropriate phrasing can be thoughtfully chosen; concerns can be reflected on; and decisions can be considered before being uttered. Standard answers and qualifications to commonly asked questions can be composed in advance, which saves time and trouble for physicians.
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4 March 2010 | No Comments »
Categories: Science | Country: United States | Tag(s): Communication, e-Mail, instant messaging, Patient, Psychiatry, social-network

Keas: Build our iPhone app; SMS coming soon

Brian Dolan, mobihealthnews

“At the mHI event in Washington D.C. last week, Keas CEO and former Google Health head Adam Bosworth gave attendees an update on his startup’s progress and hinted that more mobile functionality will be added to the online care plan service as soon as this week.
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10 February 2010 | No Comments »
Categories: News | Country: United States | Tag(s): Industry, instant messaging, mHealth, smartphone

Kaiser Permanente’s SMS reminders go live

Brian Dolan, mobihealthnews

“Nearly one year ago, we reported on Kaiser Permanente’s successful pilot program with text message (SMS) solutions provider mobileStorm for appointment reminders. At the time KP announced that the pilot reduced costs and helped patients enough that it planned to roll the service out nationally by year-end.
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7 January 2010 | No Comments »
Categories: News | Country: United States | Tag(s): Appointments, instant messaging

Kaiser Permanente cuts patient communication costs with SMS

Giselle Tsirulnik, Mobile Marketer

“Kaiser Permanente, the nation’s largest nonprofit healthcare provider, is using mobile as a means of cutting costs on its communication infrastructure.
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6 January 2010 | No Comments »
Categories: News | Country: United States | Tag(s): Benefits, Communication, Costs, Hospitals, instant messaging, mobile

Mobile Health Through Bulk SMS

The Clickatell ZA Blog

‘Bulk SMS has reached new heights in application and is now being applied, not only for business purposes, but in the health arena too. In South Africa, ‘mHealth‘ ensures that health care reaches even the furthest and most remote reaches of the country.
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19 December 2009 | No Comments »
Categories: News | Country: South-Africa | Tag(s): Education, instant messaging, mHealth, Monitoring

Mobile email, SMS opening up patient-physician communication channels

Neil Versel, FierceMobileHealthcare

“With the proliferation of smartphones, email has become mobile. “And what that means within the healthcare industry is that patients can have quick and easy contact with their physicians to do something like request an appointment,” mHealth Initiative President Claudia Tessier tells For The Record.
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15 December 2009 | No Comments »
Categories: News | Country: United States | Tag(s): e-Mail, instant messaging, mHealth, Physician-Patient Relationship

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Chris Gibbons, Healthcare Disparities Solutions Blog

“In the October issue of the medical journal Pediatrics, researchers at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York published the results of a study showing that text messaging could significantly improve the rate of adherence among 41 young liver transplant patients. The text messages reminded the teens to take their medications and over the course of a year, the teens were more likely to take their medications than they had been before they started receiving the messages.
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15 December 2009 | No Comments »
Categories: News | Country: United States | Tag(s): Alert/Reminder, instant messaging, Medication, smartphone, social-network

Monthly Text Messages Increase Compliance With Recommended Blood Glucose Testing in Medicaid Managed Care Enrollees With Diabetes

AHRQ Innovations Exchange

“A Medicaid managed care plan in Delaware uses cell phone text messaging to send members with type 2 diabetes monthly automated educational messages and reminders to make and keep appointments for blood glucose testing. In a pilot study, the percentage of participants receiving timely blood glucose tests rose from 52.3 percent at program inception to 70.5 percent 6 months later.
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9 December 2009 | No Comments »
Categories: News | Country: United States | Tag(s): Compliance, Diabetes, instant messaging

Text message reminders can encourage healthy habits

New Kerala

“Text messages or reminders on cell phones can prove useful in improving healthy habits amongst people, according to a new study.
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17 November 2009 | No Comments »
Categories: News | Country: United States | Tag(s): Alert/Reminder, instant messaging, Lifestyle, Teledermatology

Can Telemedicine Help Wounded Warriors With Recovery?

Karen Stewartson, Government Technology

“U.S. veterans with traumatic brain injuries who require medical care and constant follow-ups now have an extra resource to make their lives easier. Thanks to the U.S. Army’s Mobile Care (mCare), a telehealth pilot program, veterans with traumatic brain injuries or other serious injuries can be medically monitored by using their cell phones.
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13 November 2009 | No Comments »
Categories: News | Country: United States | Tag(s): Cellphone, instant messaging, Telemedicine

Webcams, IMs, and File Shares, Oh My! Web-Based, User-Friendly Healthcare

Jolie O'Dell, ReadWriteWeb

“We’ve just been introduced to an interesting company: Doctations. This relatively new site aims to open communication channels and online services to turn any doctor’s practice into a web-based community.
The software, an Internet-based healthcare transaction interface, allows doctors to upload and save medical data, to share test results with patients, and to analyze information with their colleagues.
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6 November 2009 | No Comments »
Categories: News | Country: United States | Tag(s): Communication, e-prescribing, Health 2.0, instant messaging, Internet, Patient, Web

Texting as a Health Tool for Teenagers

Pauline W. Chen, The New York Times

“This past month in the journal Pediatrics, researchers at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York published the results of a study showing that text messaging could significantly improve the rate of adherence among young liver transplant patients.
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6 November 2009 | No Comments »
Categories: News | Country: United States | Tag(s): Adolescents, instant messaging, Transplants

Historia Clínica Digital en casa

“La Generalitat Valenciana, a lanzado el servicio online Sanitat 24 que permite a los ciudadanos de la Comunitat acceder a través del móvil o de internet a su propia historia clínica electrónica o pedir consulta con su médico de cabecera utilizando mensajes SMS.
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28 September 2009 | No Comments »
Categories: News, RA News, Record Access | Country: Spain | EHR: EHR, EHR Spain | Tag(s): Access, instant messaging, Internet, mobile, Patient

IM (Instant Messaging) and EMR/EHR

EMR and HIPAA

“I’ve been participating in a really http://www.emrupdate.com/forums/p/17904/93245.aspx”>interesting discussion going on over on EMRUpdate. The discussion revolves around the integration of IM into an EMR or EHR and the role of IM in a clinical environment.
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2 February 2009 | No Comments »
Categories: News | Country: United States | Tag(s): emr, Hospitals, instant messaging

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