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British Psychological Society: A text message programme designed to modify patients’ illness and treatment beliefs improves self-reported adherence to asthma preventer medication

PubMed: Medication Nonadherence in Diabetes: Longitudinal effects on costs and potential cost savings from improvement 

BMC: Patients with acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease feel safe when treated at home: a qualitative study

European Society of Cardiology: Tele-health ‘feasible’ for primary care 

International Journal of Integrated Care: A randomised controlled trial of the use of telemonitoring in the management of high blood pressure

Wiley: The impact of nurse short message services and telephone follow-ups on diabetic adherence: which one is more effective?

Healthworks Collective: Telemonitoring Can Help Control and Lower Blood Pressure, Research Shows

JMIR: Improving Adherence to Antiretroviral Therapy for Youth Living with HIV/AIDS: A Pilot Study Using Personalized, Interactive, Daily Text Message Reminders

Medwire News: Patient beliefs crucial to medication adherence

NCCSDO (NHS): Concordance, adherence and compliance in medicine taking 

JAMIA BMJ: The effectiveness of interventions using electronic reminders to improve adherence to chronic medication: a systematic review of the literature

CMAJ: Telehealthcare for asthma: a Cochrane review

The Lancet: Self-monitoring of oral anticoagulation: systematic review and meta-analysis of individual patient data


Simple Telehealth & Florence

Medwire News & News Medical: "Texting service helps patients to reduce their blood pressure"

Wikipedia: Telehealth

Patient Shirley Silvers Goes With Flo - The Sentinel http://www.thisisstaffordshire.co.uk/Patient-goes-Flo-health-check-scare/story-17619314-detail/story.html

Texting in health


Healthcare Tech: Medical Professionals Turning to Texting More and More

Forbes: Can text messages be used to improve health outcomes?

Healthcare IT News: Patients want texts and emails, in sickness and in health

Aetna and Silverlink:  Innovative Program to Help Members Better Manage Diabetes

Healthcare IT News: Text4Health tackles diabetes in New Orleans

BBC: Texting overtakes talking in UK, says Ofcom study

BBC: App helps blind to send text messages

Mail: The gr8 way to say what you REALLY think: Study finds people are more truthful in text messages than in person

USA Today: Text messages help with weight loss

Pulse: Daily text messages 'improve use of oral contraceptives'


Telehealth & Telemedicine


HealthWorks Collective: Telehealth and Telemedicine: Essentials, Top Do’s and Don’ts




QIPP Digital Technology



#WeNurses: Twitterversity, a fantastic resource for Social Media inclusion!   

Pulse: QOF funding set to boost online GP services