mHealth News: The Headlines You Might Have Missed

mhealthalthHere are some of the top stories in healthcare, telemedicine, and mobile health that our sister site mHealthWatch has been monitoring this past week.

mPulse Mobile Study Finds Link Between Interactive Text Messages, Improved Health, Cost Savings
According to a new study from mPulse Mobile, interactive and tailored text messages appear to be successful in improving member knowledge of plan offerings, and promoting self-activation among Medicaid members.

Infographic: Connected Health and the Rise of BYOD
With the proliferation of personal technologies, the “Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD) concept is helping to lead the way toward a more integrated model of care delivery that puts the patient at the center and focuses on improved access and better outcomes. For HCPs and patients alike, we’re seeing BYOD on the rise as a “digitally native” generation comes of age and advanced connectivity becomes the norm.

Serenity Publishes Addiction Help Guide for ‘Minority Mental Health Awareness Month’
According to a press release shared with MHW this morning, July is Minority Mental Health Awareness Month.

Apple Makes Organ Donation Push Through iPhone
This week, Apple and Donate Life America announced that, for the first time ever, iPhone users will be able to sign up to be an organ, eye and tissue donor right from the Health app with the release of iOS 10.

Retail Pharmacy Giant Takes Mobile Coupons to the Next Level
Our sister site MMW reported Wednesday morning that Walgreens customers now have the ability to redeem paperless coupons from Walgreens and manufacturers for online purchases.

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