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MessageSpace: a messaging system for health research
Author(s): Rodrigo D. Escobar; David Akopian; Deborah Parra-Medina; Laura Esparza
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Paper Abstract

Mobile Health (mHealth) has emerged as a promising direction for delivery of healthcare services via mobile communication devices such as cell phones. Examples include texting-based interventions for chronic disease monitoring, diabetes management, control of hypertension, smoking cessation, monitoring medication adherence, appointment keeping and medical test result delivery; as well as improving patient-provider communication, health information communication, data collection and access to health records. While existing messaging systems very well support bulk messaging and some polling applications, they are not designed for data collection and processing of health research oriented studies. For that reason known studies based on text-messaging campaigns have been constrained in participant numbers. In order to empower healthcare promotion and education research, this paper presents a system dedicated for healthcare research. It is designed for convenient communication with various study groups, feedback collection and automated processing.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 March 2013
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 8667, Multimedia Content and Mobile Devices, 86670V (7 March 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2007530
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Rodrigo D. Escobar, The Univ. of Texas at San Antonio (United States)
David Akopian, The Univ. of Texas at San Antonio (United States)
Deborah Parra-Medina, The Univ. of Texas Health Science Ctr. at San Antonio (United States)
Laura Esparza, The Univ. of Texas Health Science Ctr. at San Antonio (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8667:
Multimedia Content and Mobile Devices
Reiner Creutzburg; Todor G. Georgiev; Dietmar Wüller; Cees G. M. Snoek; Kevin J. Matherson; David Akopian; Andrew Lumsdaine; Lyndon S. Kennedy, Editor(s)

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