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mPulse Mobile Partners with Harvard Medical School on Texting Program for Medicaid Members

Could targeted and interactive text messages to Medicaid patients improve disease management and boost primary care visits?

That’s something Harvard researchers, in partnership with mPulse Mobile, plan to find out. Mobile health engagement leader mPulse Mobile just announced the new effort, which will be tackled in cooperation with researchers at the Department of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School (Harvard).

The research will start with implementation of two distinct programs.

“One program will evaluate whether interactive text messaging helps new members select and visit a primary care clinician soon after enrolling,” explained mPulse Mobile in a media release. “The second program hopes to activate members with chronic conditions, such as asthma, to enroll and engage in a disease management program.”

The initiative builds on a known medical fact: of all U.S. health problems, chronic diseases are among the most preventable. Since chronic disease management accounts for 86 percent of the nation’s total healthcare costs, improvements in engagement with the Medicaid population could pay big dividends.

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With mPulse Mobile Program, Poorly Prepared Patient Ratio Plummets

mPulse Mobile Proves a Magnet for Funding as Market Demand Swells for itsIn our final installment of mHealthWatch’s blog series based on the enlightening content and case studies presented in mPulse Mobile’s new Outcomes Report, we’re taking a look at the critically important issue of Patient Compliance.

As outpatient services providers know too well, poorly prepared patients cause 21 percent of “procedure no-goes.” In an effort to mitigate this surprisingly pervasive problem of inadequate surgery prep, a large, integrated health system went looking for a more effective solution for preparing patients for outpatient procedures.

The search in question led to the discovery of a solution offered by mPulse Mobile.

According to a recap of the results that followed, the integrated health system quickly realized a vast improvement over the former system utilized, which chiefly consisted of paper mailings and staff phone calls which were expensive and not consistently effective.

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Improving Portal Adoption Possible with mPulse Mobile Solution

Improving Portal Adoption Possible with mPulse Mobile SolutionIn this week’s installment of mHealthWatch’s new blog series, we’re tackling the challenge of improving portal adoption.

Although 87 percent of patients now want electronic access to their health records, according to athenahealth’s research highlighted recently by Healthcare Information, the portal adoption rate in the U.S. is just 29%. As a result, it behooves Integrated Delivery Networks (IDNs) to seek new and effective ways to improve their portal adoption rates and increase their return on investments in procurement of engaged patients.

For this particular case study , we’re setting our sights on the experience of a large, multi-state IDN which invested significant resources into boosting portal adoption. This effort in question provided the foundation for a case study presented in mPulse Mobile’s new Outcomes Report.

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No-Show Woes Reduced by mPulse Mobile Appointment Reminders

Ttechnology-1000859_960_720his week, in the continuation of our new blog series, we’re taking a closer look at the impact of mobile appointment reminders.

According to mPulse Mobile’s new Outcomes Report, even well run clinics, with all the technology now available, experience a 12 percent average daily no-show rate.

Determined to make a dent in that disturbing statistic, a world-class Integrated Delivery Network (IDN) approached the matter proactively and with an eye toward technology. The IDN had been delivering appointment reminders via automated telephone calls, but it was neither the most consumer-friendly nor most effective solution.

In an effort to reduce no-shows, the IDN contacted mPulse Mobile, whose expertise aligns with the shifting trend towards text as the consumer preferred channel of communication. Per the findings of a 2016 survey by Sequence, when it comes to communications with healthcare providers, text messages are now preferred over phone calls by a majority of patients.

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Clients and Care Plans: mPulse Mobile Solution Boosts Rx Refill Rates

Electronic Data May Assist Hospitals with Medication AdherenceThis week, in the continuation of our new blog series, we’re exploring what happens to patients after diagnosis and instructions are provided by their doctors and healthcare professionals. Sadly, 50 percent of patients do not adhere to the care plans recommended by their physicians.

Consider the case of a large Integrated Delivery Network (IDN), which was concerned about the low medication refill rates among its Medicare patients with chronic conditions. According to mPulse Mobile’s Outcomes Report, call center outreach to this population only achieved an 8 percent refill rate — and the costs were high. Email and paper reminders did not drive any increases in refill rates.

Soon the IDN firm’s Pharmacy Operations Director engaged mPulse Mobile, a company that provides mobile engagement solutions for healthcare, to help devise a better solution to increase the refill rates and reduce the workload demands on the pharmacy call center staff.

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mHealthWatch to Publish New Blog Series Focusing on How Interactive Text Messaging Revolutionizes Patient Engagement

mPulse Mobile Proves a Magnet for Funding as Market Demand Swells for itsMobile engagement solutions provider mPulse Mobile has demonstrated in the short time since the company was founded in 2015 that it understands better than anyone else precisely how interactive text messaging holds the potential to revolutionize patient engagement.

Today, mPulse Mobile helps dozens of health plan, provider, and pharmaceutical clients solve what it calls some of the industry’s most expensive challenges — missed appointments, medication adherence, gaps in care, etc. — through more effective consumer engagement.

Just last year, mPulse Mobile was granted a patent by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for its secure mobile messaging solution, which the company says “fosters dialogue between its customers and their consumers.”

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HIMSS17: mPulse Mobile to Showcase the Power of SMS for Patient Engagement

mPulse Mobile Proves a Magnet for Funding as Market Demand Swells for itsThe state of the art in mobile connectedness, mobile health technologies, mobile health communication, and more will be hot topics of discussion later this month at the 2017 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS17) conference and exhibition.

To a degree never before witnessed at HIMSS, the presenters and vendors inbound for HIMSS17 will present an enormous array of cutting edge and critically important mHealth solutions and platforms related to patient engagement.

Among the standout companies looking to inform and assist in the mHealth revolution at this year’s convention, which spans February 19-23 at Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, is mPulse Mobile.

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