Reminder studies

Studies reveal higher compliance and lower medical costs.

Study Group Reminder Type Results
Pediatric liver transplant
Medication reminder
* Text to smart phone
With reminders: 69%
Without: 48%
Rejection Episodes
With reminders: 2
Without: 12

Adults with sun exposure2 Weather info & sunscreen reminders
* Text to smart phone
With reminders: 56%
Without: 30%

Asthmatic patients3 Medication reminder
* Text to smart phone
With reminders: 81%
Without: 70%

Diabetic patients4 Medication reminder
* Text to beeper
Avg. Monthly Medicaid Costs
Reminders: $949
Without: $1233

Atopic dermatitis patients5 Medication/education
* Text to phone
Avg. Number of
Days Per Week of Adherence

With messages: 6.0
Without: 3.8

Children (aged 6 months - 18)6 Immunization Reminder
* Text to phone
Vaccination Coverage
With reminders: 57.4%
Without: 50.4%

Glaucoma Patients7 Medication Reminder
* Text to phone
Medication Adherence
With messages: 67%
Without: 51%

Irritable Bowel Syndrome8 Symptom Report Reminder
* Text to phone
Rate to Weekly Symptom Assesment
With messages: 100%

HIV Patients9 Reminders for Antiretroviral Therapy (ART)
* Text to phone
Adherence to Weekly ART
With messages: 90% 
Without: 40%

1. 'Improved Adherence and Outcomes for Pediatric Liver Transplant Recipients by Using Text Messaging', Oct 12, 2009 Pediatric, Official Journal of the Amercian Academy of Pediatrics.

2. 'Text-message Reminders to Improve Sunscreen Use', Arch Dermatol. 2009

3. 'A daily SMS reminder increases adherence to asthma treatment: A three-month follow-up study', Ulla Strandbygaard, Simon Francis Thomseln and Vibeke Backer, department of Respiratory Medicine, October 2009.

4. PageMinder Project Summary Report, Melinda Holloway and Tom Diebold for The Division of Medical Services, State of Missouri, September 2003.

5. Text Messages as a Reminder Aid and Educational Tool in Adults and Adolescents with Atopic Dermatitis: A Pilot Study, Dermatology Research and Practice, July, 2010.

6. Immunization Reminders Help Underpriveleged Community in New York Receive Vaccine Coverage, Columbia University, New York Presbyterian Hospital, and Health Resources and Services Adminisstration (HRSA); February

7. Impact of Automated Reminders Linked to a Personal Health Record on Adherence with Glaucoma Medications: Memo Text Corporation Trial with John Hopkins University 2010

8. Text messaging: An Innovative Method of Data Collection in Medical Research: Kew S. Department of Internal Medicine, International Medical University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

9. Mobile Phone Technologies Improve Adherence to Antiretroviral Treatment in a Resource-Limited Setting: A Randomized Controlled Trial of Text Message Reminders AIDS. 2011 February 10.


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