CareSpeak Communications Achieves HITRUST CSF Certification for Information Security, Privacy and Compliance

Somerset NJ — September 15, 2017 CareSpeak Communications, a leading provider of digital messaging services to the healthcare industry, is excited to announce it's CareSpeak Mobile Health Manager and supporting infrastructure hosted at Connectria have earned Certified status by the Health Information Trust (HITRUST) Alliance. CareSpeak is one of the first digital health messaging companies to earn this certification putting it in an elite group of organizations worldwide that have done so.

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CareSpeak CEO Serge Loncar to speak at Mobile Pharma Business & Technology conference on June 27th on the topic of "A Pharma Marketer's Guide to Mobile Messaging"

You've seen the stats, text messages have a 99% open rate, are almost always (95%) read within 3 minutes, and have +40% response rates. So, how do you use this communications tool to instantly engage patients and drive increased ROI from your DTC advertising, CRM, and patient support programs?

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A Two-Way Text Messaging System Benefits Glycemic Control for Teens with Type 1 Diabetes

CareSpeak collaborated with Joslin Diabetes Center to design a unique interactive texting algorithm to help juvenile diabetes patients manage their diabetes better. The study demonstrated that teens with type 1 diabetes (T1D) who adhere to frequent communication through a two-way text messaging system were found to maintain or improve A1C levels while preparing to transition from pediatric to adult care settings.

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CareSpeak to Host Free Webinar: A Pharma Marketer’s Guide to Mobile Messaging

Join SVP Marketing, Chris DiCostanzo and Founder & CEO Serge Loncar as they show you how to plan and design engaging and interactive multimedia text messaging programs.

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CareSpeak CEO Serge Loncar to Lead an Interactive Workshop at the 2017 ePharma Conference in NYC

The workshop entitled Strategic Messaging to Drive Patient Acquisition and Engagement will take place on March 7th at 4:15pm. Friends of CareSpeak Communications receive a special discount to attend the conference. The 2017 EPharma conference will be held in New York City from March 6th through the 8th. Please join us.

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CareSpeak Helps Molina Get More Personal with Members Using Two-Way Health Messaging

CareSpeak Communications announced today that it has partnered with Molina Healthcare to launch a new text message based program designed to help patients, taking medications regularly, stay on their therapy. The program, which features the CareSpeak digital health platform, is being offered to Molina members in California, Michigan, and Ohio with the goal of improving care, quality, and patient outcomes.

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Avella Partners with CareSpeak to Launch a New Medication Adherence Program

The program will deliver customized reminders via mobile text messages to patients while offering valuable insights to Avella’s own pharmacists

Avella has just announced the launch of a new medication adherence program developed in partnership with CareSpeak Communications, a leading mobile health services company. Designed to be simple, secure and convenient for users, the program sends text alerts when it is time for a patient to take or refill their medication.

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MedCart Specialty Pharmacy Selects CareSpeak Communications to Help Patients Adhere to Their Therapy

CareSpeak Communications and MedCart Specialty Pharmacy announced today that they have partnered to launch a new interactive SMS based program designed to help patients taking medications for chronic diseases stay on therapy. The program, which features the CareSpeak digital health platform, is being offered to MedCart customers, with the goal of improving patient care, quality, and patient outcomes.

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Health Plan Strategies for Medication Adherence

CareSpeak CEO Serge Loncar will be joining on stage Allison Silvers - Chief Strategy Officer of Village Care, and Amir Kishon - CEO of Wellness Layers at the "Health Plan Strategies for Medication Adherence" conference in Philadelphia, March 9th, 2016 to discuss Rango - a digital health intervention for HIV patients.

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A New Online Program to Improve Treatment Adherence through the Advanced Use of Technology in New York City

VillageCare (www.villagecare.org), a New York City community-based, non-profit organization serving people with post-acute and chronic care needs, announces the launch of "Rango," an online platform that combines a variety of technology-enabled features into one service that motivates and educates people to manage their own health.

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Texting works well for Medicare patients

HealthCrowd, text-message-based patient engagement strategy, has completed a pilot with New York Medicaid plan Healthfirst, showing that 86 percent of Healthfirst’s Medicaid population was equipped to receive text messages.

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CareSpeak’s system effective in improving medication adherence with patients recovering from heart attack and stent implant

Medication adherence with blood thinner medication increased by up to 17%

SOMERSET, N.J. (November 21, 2013) – Researchers at San Francisco VA Medical Center found that patients recovering from heart attack and/or stent placement took more of their medicines as prescribed when they received regular text messages reminding them to do so. Patients receiving the text reminders from CareSpeak’s system were 16% to 17% better at taking their antiplatelet (blood thinning/anti-clotting) medicines at the right time and in the correct dosage. Linda Park, a post-doctoral fellow at the San Francisco VA Medical Center, presented study results at the annual meeting of the American Heart Association in Dallas on November 17, 2013.

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President & CEO of CareSpeak Communications Serge Loncar talks at NASP about “The Impact of Mobile Technologies on the Specialty Pharmacy Industry”

"Mobile health (mHealth) solutions present a significant opportunity for Specialty Pharmacy" said Serge Loncar. It makes a “high-touch” environment more efficient as the pharmacist can communicate with the patient via their most personal accessory, their mobile phone.

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Avella Specialty Pharmacy Partners with CareSpeak to Offer Patients Medication Reminders via Text Messaging

Avella Specialty Pharmacy has announced it is now offering its patients the mobile Health managerTM (mHm) service, a two-way text messages based, patient engagement platform, designed to help patients be more adherent to their medication therapies.

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The Front Porch Center for Innovation & Wellbeing’s “Minding Our Meds” Project Results Show Improved Senior Medication Adherence With Cell Phone Text Reminders

Published Results Demonstrate Pilot Project Success Using CareSpeak Communications’ mHealth Technology

Burbank, Calif. May 7, 2013 – The Front Porch Center for Innovation and Wellbeing (Front Porch Center), a 501(C)(3) founded on the belief that innovation plays a vital role in enhancing wellbeing for older adults, announced successful results today from its “Minding Our Meds: Demonstrating Senior Medication Adherence with Cell Phone Texting Reminders” pilot project.

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The Coming Revolution in Health Care

New York City-based CareSpeak Communications, meanwhile, uses simple mobile technology to encourage better compliance: a two-way text-messaging platform that sends reminders to patients and people who assist in their care. CEO Serge Loncar founded the company in 2006 and based it on three core beliefs: that the mobile phone would play an increasingly important role in health care; that a patient's entire "circle of care" should be involved in managing one's health; and that text messages would be the most nondiscriminatory way of staying in touch.

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Which payers are ahead in using technology to engage consumers in health and wellness?

As the ground shifts under their very feet, savvy health insurers are figuring out that engaging consumers will be the key to succeeding long term. Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini has famously proclaimed the death of the insurance industry model as we know it. And the new model necessarily involves talking to consumers who historically maintain a high distrust of payers.

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Improved Adherence and Outcomes for Pediatric Liver Transplant Recipients by Using Text Messaging

PEDIATRICS, the official journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics, published in the October 2009 issue a research paper entitled Improved Adherence and Outcomes for Pediatric Liver Transplant Recipients by Using Text Messaging. In this study Mt. Sinai Medical Center’s Pediatric Gastroenterology department conducted a year long study using CareSpeak’s MediM AS... 

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Texting as a Health Tool for Teenagers

New York Times

Gina (not her real name) had been born with a defect in her liver, with ducts so damaged and narrow that the bile could not drain. In the first year of her life, she underwent two urgent operations. The first was an unsuccessful effort to convert a loop of intestine into a drainage system for her...

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Mt. Sinai, CareSpeak Text Liver Transplant Patients

Mobile Health News

If we can save one patient from needing another transplant, we’ve saved a life and at least a half-million dollars. The investment is relatively little and the benefit enormous.” Dr. Tamir Miloh, assistant professor of pediatrics and surgery at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. The investment? Text message reminders for teenage liver transplant patients .

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November Spawns Wireless Health Momentum

Mobile Health News

A team at Mt. Sinai worked on a pilot program with with wireless health start-up CareSpeak that used text message reminders to increase the rate of adherence among young liver transplant patients to their medication regimen.

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Texting to Save Children’s Hearts & Lives

Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital

The Pediatric Heart Transplant Program at NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital is partnering with CareSpeak Communications to bring mHealth (mobile health) to its teenage heart transplant patients and their families. The CareSpeak system uses 2-way text messaging to ensure patients take their medications on time and as prescribed, significantly decreasing the likelihood of organ rejection due to medication non-adherence. The system's efficacy was demonstrated in research published in the November 2009 issues of Pediatrics.

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CareSpeak partners with Everyday Health to Launch New Application to Help Remind HIV Patients to Take Their Medications

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September, 2010 - CareSpeak Communications, in a partnership with Everyday Health, Inc., a leading provider of online consumer health solutions, today launched a new mobile health application called “Mobile Medication Manager” for HIV patients. The mobile app uses two-way text messaging to help HIV patients adhere to their medication schedules, resulting in improved treatment outcomes. Serge Loncar, CareSpeak’s President & CEO, explained

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Childrenʼs hospitals leverage text messaging

Healthcare IT News

The devotion teenagers pay to their text messages may not be a bad thing, if childrenʼs hospitals can use it to help boost medication adherence in their patients. According to a 2010 report from the Pew Internet and American Life Project, half of teens send 50 or more text messages a day, or 1,500 texts a month, and one in three send more than 100 texts a day, or more than 3,000 texts a month

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Texting Boosts Compliance in Organ Transplant Patients

Pharmacy Practice News

Texting while driving can be a deadly mix. But the electronic prompts may well be a lifesaver in the case of solid organ transplant patients, according to a company that offers a system for sending text messages to the phones of adolescent patients, reminding them to take their immune-suppressing medications. The developer, CareSpeak Communications Inc., recently announced…

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Using Text Messaging to Enhance the Quality of Care

Academy of Healthcare Technology

When healthcare providers attempt to integrate new technologies into established clinical processes, they often face skepticism from physicians. Sometimes the expected benefits are not immediately apparent, and clinicians may be resistant to using new technologies if they believe they are interfering with patient care. As more providers try to innovate…

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Kajeet® Partners with CareSpeak Communications to Support Heart Transplant Pilot Program at Children’s Hospital of New York Presbyterian

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August 2, 2011 - Kajeet® (http://www.kajeet.com), the safest cell phone for kids™ and the only cell phone service provider in the U.S. to have won four parenting awards for excellence and safety, is pleased to announce its collaboration with CareSpeak Communications, a leader in mobile technology solutions for patients, caregivers and health care professionals, to support the Pediatric Health Transplant Program from the Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York Presbyterian…

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Easter Seals New Jersey has partnered with CareSpeak Communications to bring mobile health tools to individuals living with disabilities in New Jersey

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September 8, 2011 - Easter Seals New Jersey’s mission is to enable individuals with disabilities or special needs, and their families, to live, learn, work and play in their communities with equality, dignity and independence,” says Brian Fitzgerald, president and CEO of Easter Seals New Jersey..

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UnitedHealth Group Partners with CareSpeak Communications on mHealth Initiatives

UnitedHealth Group is partnering with CareSpeak Communications to introduce two-way mobile text messaging services aimed at improving adherence to treatment plans. The new service, which is expected to be phased-in over the course of the next year, will also alert caregivers when the people under their care are not complying with recommendations, allowing for rapid intervention, if necessary.

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Tactics to improve drug compliance

American Medical News

Involving families or other caregivers also is key to systems designed by CareSpeak Communications. The East Brunswick, N.J., firm's Mobile Medication Manager reminds patients by text message to take their medications. Patients also are asked to confirm by text message that they have done so... 

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Front Porch Center for Technology Innovation and Wellbeing Teams With CareSpeak Communications on "Minding Our Meds"

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"CareSpeak has an exciting vision for how two-way text messaging technology can play a critical role in medication and care compliance," said Kari Olson, president of the Front Porch Center for Technology Innovation and Well-Being.

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Text Messages Remind Grandpa To Take His Meds

InformationWeek Healthcare

A Los Angeles-based retirement home company has been awarded a $77,150 grant from the non-profit Center for Technology and Aging for a project that will enable older adults to use cellphone text messaging services to help them remember to take their medication.

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Tech entrepreneurs gather to talk health and apps

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With the advent of electronic medical records, doctors can now access a patient’s health history with the click of a mouse. And now, as smartphones become ubiquitous, a wave of new entrepreneurs is working to harness e-health care and bring it to patient’s mobile device.

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8 things mobile health entrepreneurs should know

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At the mobile health technology conference mHealthcon held at Rutgers University December 1, one panel shared some interesting insights about their businesses and what entrepreneurs and adapters of mobile health technology could learn from them.

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10 Startups from mHealth 2011: CareSpeak Communications

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More than 40 seed and early stage companies took to the showroom floor at this year’s mHealth Summit in Washington D.C., which ended Wednesday. Many were sponsored by incubators including StartUp Health and Rock Health.

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Discussing mobile health trends with Serge Loncar, CEO of CareSpeak Communications

Consumer Electronics Show

In addition to speaking at various summits over the course of CES, UnitedHealth Group is also hosting several presentations in our very own booth. The first presentation on Monday morning will be from Serge Loncar, CEO of CareSpeak Communications.

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Take two aspirin and text me in the morning: N.J. company putting patient reminders into mobile messages

Back before the big-buttoned Jitterbug became a hit, Serge Loncar had his own idea to make a senior-centric cell phone. Serge Loncar, founder and CEO of CareSpeak Communications, says he expects his text messaging technology to increase compliance in medication and disease management.

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"Minding our Meds”: Demonstrating Senior Medication Adherence with Cell Phone Texting Reminders

Center for Technology and Aging

A series of new videos demonstrate how CTA’s mHealth grantee, the Front Porch Center for Technology Innovation and Wellbeing, is effectively utilizing cell phone text message medication reminders to help older adults adhere to their medication regime.

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