MobiHealthNews: Study: Texting to Improve Medication Adherence in HIV Patients Shows High Engagement

By: Heather Mack, MobiHealthNews, May 16, 2017

Improving medication adherence is on the wish list of many healthcare stakeholders. Given the multitude of reasons why people don’t stick with their prescriptions, there isn’t just one successful modality to improve their adherence.

But a small study suggests using text messages to engage in two-way communication with patients could be more effective than coming at them with a fully developed tool based on the idea that they are simply forgetting. Moreover, it could lead to a more nuanced understanding of exactly why each individual isn’t taking their medication, thereby informing personalized adherence efforts as well as valuable drug efficacy and safety data. Read more here.