Messagespace: A messaging system for health research

Rodrigo D. Escobar, David Akopian, Deborah Parra-Medina, Laura Esparza

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE-IS and T Electronic Imaging - Multimedia Content and Mobile Devices
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 3 2013
EventMultimedia Content and Mobile Devices - Burlingame, CA, United States
Duration: Feb 4 2013Feb 6 2013

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume8667
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Other

OtherMultimedia Content and Mobile Devices
CountryUnited States
CityBurlingame, CA
Period2/4/132/6/13

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Keywords

  • Health care systems
  • Health promotion
  • Mobile applications
  • SMS
  • Short messaging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Escobar, R. D., Akopian, D., Parra-Medina, D., & Esparza, L. (2013). Messagespace: A messaging system for health research. In Proceedings of SPIE-IS and T Electronic Imaging - Multimedia Content and Mobile Devices [86670V] (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 8667). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2007530