Physician, interrupted: Docs disrupted by mobile devices
A new study from researchers in Norway has found strong evidence that interruptions from mobile devices are a problem for doctors in hospitals, and that a solution to reduce such interruptions is desperately needed. “A common denominator of modern hospitals is a variety of communication…
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The Importance of a Recall System for Medical Practices
The desirability of having a patient reminder / recall system in one’s practice is well documented. A system of patient reminders/ recalls improves quality of care, clinical outcomes, helps decrease mortality and morbidity by offering the opportunity to better control chronic medical conditions.
Text Messaging to Communicate With Public Health Audience
Text messaging is a powerful communication tool for public health purposes, particularly because of the potential to customize messages to meet individuals’ needs. However, using text messaging to send personal health information requires analysis of laws addressing the protection of electronic health information. Text messaging…
SMS program affects smoking cessation rates at 4 weeks post quit
Stop My Smoking (SMS) USA, a text messaging–based smoking cessation program, was developed and pilot tested.Data suggest, that the SMS USA program affects smoking cessation rates at 4 weeks post quit. http://ntr.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2013/01/19/ntr.nts339.abstract
Seeking a small number of medical practices interested in piloting SMS4Health in UK and other European countries. Contact on firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
How Texting Can Improve Mental Health
A research was conducted to show how mental health conditions are improved via text messaging. Doctors from UC Berkeley and UCSF collaborated to use texting messaging as an intervention to their program which was later found beneficial to their study. Read More
Cell Phone App Targets Minority Adolescents With Asthma to Reduce Exacerbations, Emergency Room Visits
Researchers at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, IL and The University of Illinois at Chicago are using the Internet and motivational multimedia coupled with positive reinforcement via a smartphone application to try to improve asthma outcomes among low-income, minority adolescents with asthma.
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Are Smartphones Disrupting Your Sleep?
Research suggests lowering light setting, holding phone several inches from face help in-bed use