Healthcare

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23
Jun

SMS Can Help Smokers Kick the Habit

Data collected from multiple recent studies show that SMS messages can help smokers kick their habits. Research focused on smokers receiving encouraging messages like “Be strong” and “You can do it!” revealed that these text interventions are helpful in getting smokers to abstain. The researchers behind the study used meta
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17
Jun

Joint Commission Text Message Ban Lifted

The Joint Commission text message ban has now been lifted. The Joint Commission - the largest healthcare accreditation body in the United States - announced last month that it will start allowing physicians to make patient orders via text message. The move is a huge victory for MHealth advocates. The
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31
Mar

Diabetes Treatment Finds Ally in Texting Services

Texting services are increasingly being utilized by the healthcare industry, as they provide a number of helpful applications, such as reminding patients about appointments and sending tips that contribute to health. Text service health applications now include those relating to diabetes, with Arkansas-based nonprofit corporation ARcare using text messaging to
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28
Jan

mPulse Mobile Boosts Funding to $10m

What if I said your healthcare plans could fit in the palm of your hand? For a topic so significant, especially on the political stage, it would seem impossible to assume that all our daily healthcare needs could be met with something small enough to hold—something, say, the size of
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