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US Patent for mDNA technology
Text messaging : 10 August, 2015
Automatic mobile patient management system mDNA from Exco InTouch receives US patent
 
Missouri, Kansas and Nebraska connect together using direct secured messaging
Text messaging : 25 January, 2013
The USA's Nebraska Health Information Initiative (NeHII), Kansas Health Information Network (KHIN), and Missouri Health Connection (MHC) are now connected and able to exchange Direct secure messages across state lines.
 
Imprivata releases free HIPAA compliant text messaging solution for smartphones
Text messaging : 11 October, 2012
Imprivata is releasing Imprivata Cortext, the healthcare industry's first free Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliant text messaging solution for Apple iPhone and Android smartphones as well as Web-based chat for nurses without smartphone access.
 
NC HIE and Orion Health extend statewide HIE with Direct Secure Messaging
Text messaging : 31 July, 2012
Orion Health and the North Carolina Health Information Exchange (NC HIE) expands the reach and capabilities of the statewide HIE with the implementation of Orion Health Direct Secure Messaging, a secure communications network that will provide healthcare organizations throughout the state with an additional means of safely sharing health data between physicians and facilities.
 
Practice Fusion offers social media-style messaging for doctors
Text messaging : 23 April, 2012
Practice Fusion is launching a HIPAA-compliant messaging feature within its EMR to enable physicians, nurses and medical providers to communicate with colleagues outside their practices.
 
Imprivata launches secure texting application for healthcare
Text messaging : 23 February, 2012
Imprivata is introducing Imprivata CorText, the first texting application designed by physicians, for physicians, in collaboration with acute care hospitals.
 
iPLATO adds 60 practices in two PCTs to mHealth platform
Text messaging : 24 January, 2012
iPLATO Healthcare reaches agreements to add 60 GP practices in two Primary Care Trusts in England to its mHealth platform which will bring new mHealth services to another 300,000 people living in the South East of England.
 
iPLATO extends mHealth reach across NHS in England
Text messaging : 05 September, 2011
iPLATO Healthcare is launching the company's mHealth infrastructure across two areas - one PBC in the North of England and a PCT in the South.
 
NHNN mobile patient support service receives positive patient feedback
Text messaging : 08 March, 2011
iPLATO Healthcare is reporting positive patient feedback from the mobile patient support service provided in partnership with the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery (NHNN).
 
Exco InTouch SMS solution drives down sponsor costs within clinical trials
Text messaging : 02 February, 2011
Exco InTouch is introducing two measures which help drive down sponsor costs within clinical trials.
 
iPLATO rolls out mobile phone enabled health services in Northern Ireland
Text messaging : 15 December, 2010
iPLATO Healthcare’s application services are now being made available to users in Northern Ireland to allow local NHS organisations to offer high quality mobile phone enabled health services to its populations to promote health, transform patient pathways and support people with long term conditions.
 
Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust messaging service cuts DNAs by 40 percent
Text messaging : 18 October, 2010
A Trust-wide interactive patient messaging service from Healthcare Communications and O2 Health is helping Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust to reduce its ′Did Not Attend’ rates (DNAs) by almost 40 percent and cut outpatient waiting times.
 
iPLATO helps to identify hearing imparied patients for enhanced SMS service
Text messaging : 23 September, 2010
iPLATO Healthcare adds a new feature to the company’s iPLATO Patient Care Messaging solution which allows GP surgeries to identify patients with hearing difficulties and provide them with enhanced access to healthcare.
 
Text messaging solution boosts cervical screening attendance rates
Text messaging : 20 August, 2010
Eligible patients in NHS Tower Hamlets are to benefit from receiving SMS invitations for cervical screening from their GP surgeries.
 
Text messaging to help Sandwell Primary Care Trust boost child immunisations
Text messaging : 10 August, 2010
Sandwell Primary Care Trust plans to introduce text messaging as an innovative and practical means of reminding parents of children under the age of five to attend immunisation clinics.
 
Dunbar Medical Centre unveils patient care messaging to reduce waiting times
Text messaging : 07 July, 2010
Two practices at the Dunbar Medical Centre in east Lothian become the first GP Surgeries in Scotland to launch iPLATO Patient Care Messaging.
 
Midlands messaging health promotion campaign sees 44 percent response rate
Text messaging : 14 June, 2010
iPLATO Healthcare, the leader in mHealth, announced today that a smart health promotion campaign delivered in partnership with 24 GP surgeries using iPLATO Patient Care Messaging generated 1,850 qualified referrals to NHS Health Checks in just four weeks.
 
iPLATO launches smartphone-based health promotion services
Text messaging : 03 March, 2010
iPLATO Healthcare launches mSite - a new module of iPLATO Patient Care Messaging which is provided free of charge to licensed GP surgeries and will enable each surgery to create their own mobile internet site to inform patients about opening hours, contacts details, access maps and out of hours services.
 
Messaging system deployment improve business operations by 30 percent
Text messaging : 12 February, 2010
InterSystems’ Application Partner Grapevine Solutions is enabling St Vincent’s Hospital Group to reduce its Did Not Attend (DNA) rates by 30 percent using the Defero messaging application.
 
National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery launches epilepsy telehealth service
Text messaging : 11 December, 2009
The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, in partnership with iPLATO Healthcare, is launching a new service to support people with epilepsy.
 
SMS service aims to beat the postal strike for Swine Flu vaccinations
Text messaging : 26 October, 2009
iPLATO is actively engaging with the company’s network of PCTs and GPs to highlight the potential of SMS GP-led Swine Flu vaccine invitations.
 
NHS Greenwich rolls out patient care messaging to 39 GP surgeries
Text messaging : 20 October, 2009
Patients of GP practices in Greenwich in London will soon benefit from receiving text messages to support health promotion and patient ′access’.
 
SMS service helps London smokers quit
Text messaging : 09 October, 2009
Hammersmith and Fulham health service are helping smokers to kick the habit by providing SMS status alerts using iPLATO patient care messaging
 
Casualty department waiting times for iPods and smartphones
Text messaging : 07 October, 2009
Patients in need of emergency treatment can now assess symptoms and select casualty departments with the shortest waiting times using iTriage information on their smartphones in Florida
 
National Framework contract for NHS text messaging company
Text messaging : 14 September, 2009
Healthcare Communications extends its reach to enable more NHS trusts to make use of its text message appointment reminder service to reduce missed appointment levels
 
GP Surgeries in Camden turn to text messaging to handle Swine Flu enquiries
Text messaging : 05 August, 2009
GP Surgeries in Camden are successfully sending out text messages advising patients on what to do if they think they have Swine Flu.
 
North London Community Dermatology Service benefits from text message service
Text messaging : 17 July, 2009
The North London Community Dermatology Service (NLCDS), which started on 1 July 2008 and is based at The Royal Free Hospital Hampstead, are now benefiting from receiving appointment reminders to their mobiles phones via text message on an ongoing basis.
 
NHS Wirral launches new patient care messaging service
Text messaging : 09 July, 2009
Patients of GP practices in Wirral are benefiting from receiving appointment reminders and health information to their mobiles phones via text messages provided by iPLATO’s Patient Care Messaging system.
 
TCS adds interactive text messaging to care management platform
Text messaging : 22 May, 2009
TCS Healthcare Technologies is adding an interactive text messaging application and interface to its care management software platform, supported by Life: WIRE, a mobile communications and health information solution provider.
 
IT AND COMMUNICATIONS IN HEALTHCARE – MESSAGING SYSTEMS
Text messaging : 30 April, 2009
FOCUS ZONE REPORT – Experience shows that e-services free up 30 to 50 percent of the time healthcare professionals spend on booking appointments with patients.
 
Tower Hamlets PCT text messaging campaign boosts breast screening attendances
Text messaging : 16 February, 2009
Recent results from a text messaging campaign carried out by Tower Hamlets PCT have shown that text messaging is capable of improving attendance for breast screening in Tower Hamlets.
 
Text messaging service boosts uptake of self screening tests for Chlamydia
Text messaging : 10 February, 2009
Increasing numbers of GP surgeries across London are opting to use the iPLATO text messaging capability to increase the uptake of self screening tests for Chlamydia.
 
HEALTH INFORMATICS – PATIENT MESSAGING
Text messaging : 30 January, 2009
FOCUS ZONE REPORT - Wireless technology is increasingly helping healthcare providers improve patient health by enabling patients access to healthcare more quickly and easily.
 
Text messaging scheme helps identify potential CVD patients via smoking status
Text messaging : 03 December, 2008
An innovative scheme using mobile technology to identify patients ′at risk’ of developing CVD by effectively establishing smoking status has recently proved successful for NHS Hammersmith and Fulham.
 
Pfizer selects Exco InTouch’s ATLAS text messaging solution for Phase I patient recruitment
Text messaging : 03 December, 2008
Exco InTouch’s text messaging technology ATLAS has been selected by Pfizer, one of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies to enhance the efficacy of its patient recruitment and retention in Phase I clinical trials.
 
TietoEnator unveils new patient management SMS service in Germany
Text messaging : 21 November, 2008
TietoEnator has presented its new SMS service in Germany for the first time at Medica 2008.
 
Exco InTouch's text message-based participant communication strategy receives plaudits
Text messaging : 30 October, 2008
Exco InTouch came in second at the prestigious 2008 Good Clinical Practice Journal (GCPj) Awards in the category of Most Innovative Patient Recruitment Strategy.
 
Exco InTouch receives Best IT Strategy prize at the 2008 European Outsourcing Awards
Text messaging : 10 October, 2008
Exco InTouch has been presented with the Best IT Strategy award at the 2008 European Outsourcing Awards.
 
Exco InTouch partners MMG to imrpove patient enrolment for clinical trials
Text messaging : 09 September, 2008
Exco InTouch is to partner with US-headquartered MMG, an international industry leader in patient enrolment for clinical trials, to enhance the efficacy of patient recruitment and retention services for pharmaceutical sponsors.
 
Lea Surgery text messaging campaign achieves 76 percent response rate for blood pressure testing
Text messaging : 20 August, 2008
A text messaging campaign carried out by the Lea Surgery in City and Hackney tPCT which called hypertensive patients in for periodic blood pressure reading has achieved response rates of 76 percent.
 
London pharmacies plan to launch smoking cessation text messaging service
Text messaging : 31 July, 2008
Pharmacies in London plan to launch a text messaging service to validate smoking status and invite ′quitters’ for smoking cessation services in addition to using the system for ′follow-up’ over the next year.
 
GP led Smoking Cessation text messaging campaigns show 46 percent response rates
Text messaging : 23 June, 2008
GP led text messaging campaigns run by Barking and Dagenham PCT have shown the effectiveness of iPLATO Patient Care Messaging for the identification of smokers.
 
Text messaging shows high uptake with PCTs across England
Text messaging : 08 May, 2008
iPLATO has rolled out Patient Care Messaging across 10 Primary Care Trusts in the first quarter of 2008 to allow an additional two million people across England to benefit from improved access and mobile health promotion from their GPs.
 
SMS integration system processes 50 messages per second to speed trial recording
Text messaging : 01 May, 2008
Exco InTouch has introduced ATLAS, a secure and cost-effective short message service (SMS) integration with pharmaceutical and healthcare systems such as EDC and CTMS.
 
Clickatell enterprise messaging helps support NHS
Text messaging : 16 April, 2008
The UK’s National Health Service (NHS) and US-based companies Cell-Life and ComplyRx have all selected Clickatell to provide mobile solutions that deliver critical medical information to cell phones across the globe.
 
Telephonetics VIP release white paper on automated appointment reminders
Text messaging : 26 March, 2008
UK based speech automation and recognition specialist, Telephonetics VIP has published a whitepaper that describes the opportunities to use automated appointment and event reminders.
 
Exco InTouch releases REACT to improve patient recruitment, retention and compliance
Text messaging : 03 March, 2008
Exco InTouch has introduced the REACT clinical trial communication system that uses the Short Message Service (SMS) to send scheduled, action-driven text messages directly to the mobile phone user, enhancing volunteer relationship management.
 
Ciber supplies CDC with new CDC Alerting Service software
Text messaging : 27 February, 2008
Ciber has successfully designed, built, and implemented a service-oriented architecture (SOA)-based software application called CDC Alerting Service (CDCAS) for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the USA.
 
Hammersmith & Fulham PCT uses personalised text messaging to overcome patient obesity
Text messaging : 20 February, 2008
Hammersmith & Fulham PCT has run a mobile technology trial using iPLATO’s Patient Care Messaging to request a patient’s weight via text message as part of a ′Healthy Living’ programme.
 
Exco InTouch to partner with Good Products to boost US growth
Text messaging : 12 February, 2008
Exco InTouch is to partner with leading Enterprise Content Management consultancy Good Products in an new alliance that will see Good Products advising on US commercial strategy and growth, and will allow Exco InTouch to benefit from the extensive market expertise of Good Products, using its US team on the ground.
 
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