Review: Most text message health interventions were effective From Mobil Health News

by Admin 03.26.2015

A majority of published text message interventions between 2009 and 2014 that addressed diabetes self-management, weight loss, physical activity, smoking cessation, and medication adherence were effective, according to a systematic review of reviews published in The Annual Review of Public Health. The review looked at 15 studies that reviewed 228 text message intervention studies addressing health promotion, disease prevention, and chronic disease self […]

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Hello Heart raises $1.3M for consumer-facing lab data app From Mobil Health News

by Admin 03.26.2015

Redwood, California-based health app maker Hello Heart has raised $1.3 million in a round led by Resolute Ventures with participation from angel investors including Waze CEO Noam Bardin, BlueRun ventures Co-founder John Malloy, and Facebook Product Director Ran Makavy. “We set out to do one thing — make it simple, painless, and even fun to track and understand your medical data,” Hello Heart […]

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Partners’ Engagement Engine and 7 more RWJF-backed digital health projects From Mobil Health News

by Admin 03.25.2015

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, a philanthropy dedicated to public health, has always been a big supporter of mobile health projects. Lately, though, it seems like RWJF’s funding is going further than ever in the mobile space. Notably, the organization backed two of Apple’s premier ResearchKit apps and just gave $468,000 to Partners HealthCare for patient engagement. […]

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Small study: Older, low-income women prefer digital questionnaire to paper From Mobil Health News

by Admin 03.25.2015

Older, low-income women prefer to use digital health tools to a paper questionnaire when entering health data, according to a small study of 15 English and Spanish speaking women conducted by researchers from the University of California San Francisco. The women in the trial used an iPad app developed by five University of California medical centers, called Athena Breast […]

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