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Express Scripts Looks To mHealth Gaming to Boost Medication Adherence

March 16, 2017 - The nation’s largest pharmacy benefit management organization is turning to mHealth in a bid to improve medication adherence through patient engagement. Express Scripts has announced an investment Mango Health, a San Francisco-based mHealth company specializing in consumer-facing apps that use gamification to target improved health outcomes. Mango Health burst on the scene in 2012 out...


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Express Scripts Looks To mHealth Gaming to Boost Medication Adherence

by Eric Wicklund

The nation’s largest pharmacy benefit management organization is turning to mHealth in a bid to improve medication adherence through patient engagement. Express Scripts has announced an investment Mango Health, a San Francisco-based mHealth...

Digital Decision Support: Using mHealth to Combat Antibiotic Overuse

by Eric Wicklund

Timely tweets, Facebook posts and other social mHealth messages can help healthcare providers cut down on potentially deadly antibiotic overuse, a new study indicates. The study, conducted at the University of Chicago Medicine and appearing in...

Is Pharma Ready to Realize the Value of mHealth?

by Eric Wicklund

When Apple launched its ResearchKit platform in 2015, healthcare providers and the pharma industry hailed the mHealth platform as a meaningful step toward better clinical trials. They’re starting to see that pay off. Digital health tools...

Digital Health Tools Target Medication Adherence, Population Health

by Eric Wicklund

Public health officials in three central California counties will be using a medication management app to help tuberculosis patients stick to their schedules. Officials in Contra Costa, Fresno and Merced counties are contracting with Emocha Mobile...

ADHD Study Ties mHealth Use to Clinical Improvements

by Eric Wicklund

Community pediatric practices who use mHealth technology to treat children with ADHD are seeing clinical improvements, according to a new study. The study, detailed in the online journal Pediatrics, finds that doctors can use online tools to...

More Telemedicine Grants Aimed at Fighting Drug Abuse

by Eric Wicklund

Several programs targeting the nation’s growing opioid abuse epidemic are among 36 telemedicine projects receiving federal funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, in announcing the USDA’s...

mHealth Study: Caregivers Want Medication Management Help

by Eric Wicklund

New research indicates medication management apps are a high priority for caregivers – but few are actually using them. A study by Parks Associates finds that 11 percent of today’s caregivers are using mHealth tools that feature medication...

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