Search Tag: text messaging

Executive Health Management

Texts Improve Patient Compliance

2015 25 Oct

According to research conducted by Toronto East General Hospital and Seamless Mobile Health, the use of text message reminders and enabling patients to log in their post-operative progress can reduce the risk of cancellations for procedures and can also decrease post-op ER visits. The research will be presented on October 28 during CHEST 2015 at Palais... Read more

Cardiology Management

Lifestyle Focused Text Messaging Improves CVD Risk Factors

2015 25 Sep

According to a study published in JAMA, a simple, low-cost automated program of semi-personalised mobile phone text messages supporting lifestyle change led to improvement in low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) levels, blood pressure, body mass index, and smoking status in patients with coronary heart disease. Cardiovascular disease continues... Read more

IT Management

Quiet Hospital Initiative Improves Care Coordination

2015 03 Aug

To prevent noise pollution caused by too much use of the overhead paging system, Inspira Health Network recently launched its Quiet Hospital Initiative. The goal was to reduce the estimated 150 overhead pages a day, improve patient satisfaction and staff morale, and find a better way for clinicians to communicate and share data in real time.   Inspira... Read more

IT Management

Text Service Helps Care Coordination

2015 27 Jul

Athenahealth's new secure text messaging service "athenaText" makes coordination within care teams easier and faster — which contributes to improved patient care. Integrated with athenahealth’s cloud-based EHR platform, athenaText is available free to the more than one million healthcare professionals on the athenahealth network.The service is accessible... Read more

IT Management

Secure Text Messaging As Workflow Tool

2015 30 Mar

Physicians who send text messages to other clinicians using their own smartphones risk the privacy and security of the information they send. However, insisting that they adopt additional gadgets and tools to communicate with other clinicians can prevent a smooth workflow. A secure app that can be downloaded to doctors’ existing devices now provides... Read more

IT Management

'Text Message Medicine' Fights Binge Drinking

2014 15 Jul

According to a study published online in 'Annals of Emergency Medicine', mobile phone text messages could be used as a means to help young adults reduce their dependence on alcohol. Researchers noted a significant reduction (over 50 percent) in alcohol use  after young adult binge drinkers received cell phone texts following a visit to the emergency... Read more


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