What is the Best mHealth Strategy for You?

Alex Bettencourt - February 25, 2011

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We can all agree smart phone adoption is rapidly increasing, and following close behind is the market of mobile health services. With more than 10,000 health apps in the Apple iPhone store alone, it’s easy to feel a bit overwhelmed. Many pharma marketing executives are scratching their heads wondering, “What is the best mobile health solution for my company?”

Mobile health is something different to everyone. It’s not one size does fits all. It means something different to marketing organizations, patients, and doctors. First we should clarify the general meaning of mHealth.

mHealth – It’s More Than an iPhone App

According to Wikipedia, mHealth is a new term used for the practice of medical and public health, supported by mobile devices.  Wikipedia also notes that there is a strong relationship between eHealth and mobile health. For example, an mHealth project that uses mobile phones to access data on HIV/AIDS rates would require an eHealth system in order to manage, store, and assess the data. Thus, eHealth projects many times operate as the backbone of mHealth projects. (more…)

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Health 2.0 Conference; Exceeded Expectations

Pamela Swingley - October 13, 2010

Things have started to return to normal after last week’s Health 2.0 Conference in San Francisco.  The energy at the show was amazing, with many of us getting by with just a few hours of sleep each night. Media hype is one way to measure success,

“What we heard today was to me something like the mobile phone system; it kind of snuck in quietly. It didn’t say it was going to replace the landline phones. It just appeared.”

– Esther Dyson   (more…)

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THIS time, it’s the Right Time for PHR

Pamela Swingley - October 1, 2010

It’s often very true, that timing is everything. After a rocky history, the timing seems to be right for personal health records. The news has been filled with health technology this week, all leading up to a record Health 2.0 conference.

Jim Hansen, Vice President & Executive Director, Dossia Consortium identifies seven converging trends that create both a powerful catalyst and disruptive environment for person-centric health records and their associated applications:

  • Growing recognition by physicians of the value of patient-sourced information (e.g., preferences, drug side-affect feedback, environmental factors) within the care decision-making process,
  • Increasing consumer/patient financial skin in the game,
  • Increasing patient-physician communications and joint outcome accountability,
  • Movement to care models (e.g. medical home, accountable care organizations) and associated payment reform approaches that cannot reach their outcome and financial potential without leveraging a holistic 360 degree view of a patient’s data,
  • Changing consumer/patient perspectives on health information privacy, sharing and associated control,
  • Impending rapid growth of automatic gathering and remote monitoring of consumer/patient-sourced biometric and other data (both chronic disease and wellness related), and
  • The exploding interest in mobile applications by both consumer/patients and caregivers that can only reach their true interactive potential by leveraging an integrated, comprehensive, person-centric health data view.

Some days it feels just like we are on an ever accelerating treadmill.

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RememberItNow! Demonstrates Medication Management Service to Nine States

Alex Bettencourt - August 11, 2010

RememberItNow’s participation is part of a review by the States of the leading medication management technologies and services from industry leaders and top performers.

ORINDA, Calif. - August 11, 2010 - RememberItNow! recently demonstrated their patient-centric medical adherence software to the Tennessee U.S. Office of eHealth Initiatives as part of an extensive enterprise medication management request for information (RFI)

The RFI is being led by the state of Tennessee Office of eHealth Initiatives (OEHI), with participation by Alabama, California, Colorado, Georgia, Maine, Missouri, New York, North Carolina, and South Carolina. Information obtained through this RFI will be shared among participating states to encourage complimentary development of services across multiple states. (more…)

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The Best Way to Take Control of Your Diabetes

Alex Bettencourt - March 26, 2010

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RememberItNow! is known for its really simple to use patient-centric software. In fact, RememberItNow! is all designed from the patient’s perspective.

Which is why we thought the 2010 Diabetes Mine Design Challenge Competition would be the perfect opportunity to showcase RememberItNow! The DiabetesMine design challenge is an online competition to encourage creative new tools for improving life with diabetes.

RememberItNow! improves your life with diabetes because it helps you take your medications correctly, reminds you to check your blood sugar levels, or go to appointments by sending reminders to your cell phone.

RememberItNow! also makes it simple for you to maintain a personal health record and create an interactive private care community. With RememberItNow! you and your loved ones are always connected, and your health information is always close at hand.

Managing diabetes is hard, especially if you are on the go all the time. With RememberItNow! mobile, managing your diabetes is made even easier because you can access your personal health record, make a journal entry, or update your bio-metrics anytime and anywhere.

RememberItNow! gives you more time to live your life and less time to struggle managing your diabetes.  At the top of this post is a preview of our entry, but feel free to check it out here and vote for us!

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What’s New With RememberItNow!

Alex Bettencourt - February 5, 2010

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Drum roll please… We have emerged from our winter cocoon and we’re ready to share our exciting new features!

Online Help

We are introducing an innovative way to help customers. The next time you need support, we can personally help you without over the phone hassle. How is this possible? Well, we have enabled new software updates that allow us to log into your account and share your screen.

You might be thinking, “What?! I don’t want people just logging in and out of my account.” Don’t worry. This is only enabled with your permission, and we’re allowed only a  limited time to help support your problem.

Medical History

You may have noticed the new Medical History tab on your account page. If you haven’t, check it out. Now you can quickly add medical events with a click of an orange button. With our easy to fill-in categories, your medical history can be ready in minutes. This can be accessed from anywhere online, and it can be shared with anyone you choose.

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Software from the Patient Perspective - Our New Leading Role

Alex Bettencourt - November 1, 2009

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Pam recently had a great interview with John Farrell, of MobileHealthWatch.com.  So we couldn’t wait to share the news of our coverage in his two articles, “Software from a Patient’s Point of View“, and  ”Health Care Consumers Look to SMS”.  These have been featured in HealthCareGoesMobile.com and ScottishHealthCare.com too.

We were really flattered Mobile Health Watch covered us because they are known for only covering “mobility products that will revolutionize access to healthcare information.”

To be under their consideration as a revolutionary product is so rewarding.

In Farrell’s article, “Software from the Patient’s Point of View“, you can read about his observationthat, “RememberItNow! promises to be an extremely easy to use health care management tool”

Farrell is right. We do promise to be extremely easy-to-use. Every person in America has the right to take control of their health. And it’s why RememberItNow! is designed for anyone to use, no matter what age you are.

In his report, Farrell also notes, “SMS text messaging is expected to reach 3,200 billion messages per year by 2014″, he adds, “it will be interesting to see how quickly the technology’s presence mushrooms.”

We really do hope our presence mushrooms into a great big positive impact. If we are all taking the steps to improve medication compliance already, maybe we are revolutionizing healthcare more than we realize.  Soon we will all truly be able to take control of our health.

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