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Online Visits With Dermatologists Enhance Access to Care for Patients With Minor and Serious Skin Conditions, Boost Physician Productivity 08/07/13

Patients with skin conditions conduct virtual visits with board-certified dermatologists, submitting their medical history and information and photographs related to the condition(s) through user-...

Patients With Crohn's Disease Report Symptoms and Behaviors Through Computer Applications, Leading to Better Self-Management and Provider–Patient Communication 02/06/13

In a 9-month pilot test of two tablet-based disease management applications, adults with moderate to severe Crohn's disease tracked nine different types of “observations of daily living”—cues...

Text Messages to Parents Increase Influenza Immunization Rate for Low-Income, Minority Children 10/04/12

During a single influenza season (2010-2011), New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center sent a series of automated text messages to predominantly low-income, Latino parents who...

Alerts and Decision Support for Abnormal Laboratory Values Do Not Improve Clinical Management or Reduce Adverse Events 01/11/12

Residents and on-call physicians on two internal medicine teaching units received alerts whenever a patient had any of six abnormal laboratory values, along with a link to decision support related...

Low-Income, Rural HIV/AIDS Patients Receive Regular Text Messages, Leading to Higher Quality of Life and Greater Engagement in Care 10/04/11

In an HIV/AIDS patient engagement pilot study, predominantly rural, low-income, African-American HIV patients who had been absent from care (or at risk of becoming disengaged) received regular,...

QualityTools

Mobile Health Roadmap 07/16/14

The Mobile Health Roadmap provides guidance to professionals, organizations, corporations, and health systems on the adoption of mobile and mHealth (mobile health) devices. Mobile devices are becoming increasingly present in the health community...

My Healthy Habits 09/30/13

This free mobile app provides consumers a simple way to keep track of their lifestyle changes. It helps users start a new healthy habit, such as being active, eating a balanced breakfast, getting 7 to 8 hours of sleep a night, or eating the...

AMA Weigh What Matters 06/07/12

This smartphone application (app), part of the American Medical Association’s (AMA) Healthier Life Steps ™ initiative, encourages adult patients to work with their physicians to maintain a healthy weight, eat better, and increase physical...

txt4health 03/13/12

This free, mobile health program delivers personalized text messages to help individuals understand their risk for type 2 diabetes and become more informed about the steps they can take to lead healthy lives. Individuals who sign up for...

DiabetesIQ 11/15/11

DiabetesIQ is a mobile application for patients and nonpatients to learn about diabetes and ways to manage it. Through quizzes and games, users can compete with others in their knowledge level of diabetes. Users can track glucose levels, blood...

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