mHealth Gets the Message Right in Population Health Study

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A California health plan uses text-messaging to boost member engagement and reduce unnecessary ER visits. Officials say it has a bright future in other healthcare settings as well. A California health plan has found that a text-messaging platform has boosted engagement and reduced unnecessary trips to the local emergency room. The three-month study, conducted by the Los Angeles-based, 1.14-million-member Inland … Read More

Do Doctors, Patients Take mHealth Seriously?

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About 40 percent of doctors surveyed say they recommend mHealth devices and apps, but only about 5 percent of patients say they’re getting that advice. Who’s to blame? Doctors and patients apparently have different views on the value of mHealth. A new survey conducted by Nielsen on behalf of the Council of Accountable Physician Practices (CAPP) finds that, at most, … Read More