Text Reminders Can Improve Health, JAMA 2015

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“Not only does this research provide evidence that a text-based program can improve heart disease risk factors, but it also shows that a bunch of bells and whistles aren’t required for successful health outcomes. A simple, low-cost program of text messaging can do the trick.” says, Distinguished Professor of Medicine in the division of cardiology at Duke and an associate editor of JAMA.  Click to read the full study
September 22/29, 2015
Effect of Lifestyle-Focused Text Messaging on Risk Factor Modification in Patients With Coronary Heart Disease
A Randomized Clinical Trial
Clara K. Chow, MBBS, PhD1,2; Julie Redfern, PhD1; Graham S. Hillis, MBChB, PhD3,4,5; et al

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Fulcrum Design has developed Health & Wellness SMS Reminder Systems and feel it is necessary for population health management initiative to use this technology.  For one, as for as an effective means of communicating to large audiences. Text messages are opened 98% of the time and read within the first 15 minutes, more than email, phone calls or morse code. Two, the studies prove that texted based reminder keep patients in compliance.  To learn more contact us.

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