MSF develops an information system for exterminating the bugs that transmit Chagas
Medecins Sans Frontieres / Nov 4, 2016
From this year, MSF is launching the central information system called eMOCHA in three municipalities within Narciso Campero Province in Bolivia. This system is a technological breakthrough that enables people to report the location of triatomine bugs or "kissing bugs", the vector insects for Chagas disease, by sending an SMS so they can be removed quickly and efficiently.
emocha’s public health apps are heading to California
Technical.ly Baltimore - Stephen Babcock / Aug 2, 2016
Emocha, a digital health startup seeking to create more flexibility for tuberculosis patients to meet the requirements for Directly Observed Therapy, has added a new set of customers in California as part of a national expansion.
emocha works with partners in India and Johns Hopkins to improve maternal health and HIV care in COMBIND project
Johns Hopkins CCGHE / May 10, 2016
When HIV+ mothers are actively engaged in care, they are far less likely to transmit the disease to their babies. And while HIV+ women in India generally seek initial care, maintaining continuity of care can be challenging.
Amid International Growth, emocha Gets Grant to Look at Maryland TB Treatment
Technica.ly Baltimore - Stephen Babcock / November 23, 2015
emocha Mobile Health received a Small Business Innovation Research grant to further development of its mobile app that provides video-based healthcare observations in some cases where visits were previously required...
App aids monitoring of West Africa travelers for Ebola
Baltimore Sun - David Dishneau / April 1, 2015
Maryland residents who have been to any of the three West African countries battling an Ebola outbreak now can use their smartphone or computer to report possible symptoms to the state health department, the agency and the application’s developer said Wednesday.
This startup is helping Maryland monitor Ebola risks for returning health workers
Baltimore Business Journal - Sarah Gantz / April 2, 2015
Baltimore health IT startup Emocha Mobile Health Inc. has developed an Ebola monitoring app to help Maryland make sure health workers returning from Africa haven’t contracted the virus from patients they worked with abroad.
Texas county public health department adopts startup's digital health tool for TB
MEDCITY News - Stephanie Baum / March 6, 2015
emocha, a health IT startup that developed an interesting approach to tackling the challenge of medication adherence by recording video selfies, has inked a deal with Harris County’s public health department to use its technology for TB patients there.
Health IT Outcomes - Christine Kern / November 3, 2014
The Centers for Disease Control notes approximately one-third of the world’s population is infected with TB. In 2013, that meant nine million people contracted the disease, with an estimated 1.5 million TB-related deaths worldwide. TB is also a leading cause of death among HIV-patients.
Baltimore City Health Department partners with emocha for medication adherence pilot
Mobi Health News - Aditi Pai / November 3, 2014
Health app developer emocha, which stands for electronic mobile comprehensive health application, has partnered with the Baltimore City Health Department to run a pilot on medication adherence for patients with tuberculosis.
Baltimore tuberculosis patients to pilot emocha medication adherence app
Med City News - Dan Verel / October 29, 2014
Baltimore-based emocha Mobile Health is partnering with the city of Baltimore’s Health Department on a pilot program to improve medication adherence, particularly among tuberculosis patients and the monitoring that comes with it.
Startup Emocha's app to help Baltimore patients manage tuberculosis
Baltimore Business Journal - Sarah Gantz / October 26, 2014
Baltimore health IT startup Emocha Mobile Health Inc. is partnering with Baltimore City to test out its medication adherence application with tuberculosis patients. Emocha's miDOT records video of patients taking their medication, notes symptoms and sends a report to doctors.
Baltimore tests mobile app for monitoring TB patients
The Daily Record - Alissa Gulin / October 24, 2014
The Baltimore City Health Department is piloting a mobile app that helps patients adhere to their medication regimen while reducing the burden on clinicians of monitoring those patients. The app, called miDOT, was developed by a company called emocha Mobile Health Inc., which is working out of the Emerging Technology Center, near Baltimore’s Highlandtown neighborhood.
Health department launches TB trial with emocha app
Technical.ly baltimore - Tyler Waldman / October 22, 2014
Tuberculosis is both tough to treat and medically cumbersome to manage. Under directly observed therapy, a medical professional has to watch a patient take his or her medication for at least six months. A Baltimore health IT startup may help lighten that load.
Called emocha, the platform uses a camera, a dynamic SMS texting system, a bar code scanner and a variety of other features to capture data typically lost in the shuffle of records. The tool can also provide clinical decision support at the point of care and track patients and specimens.
Maryland Innovation Initiative invests $6.4 million in university-linked projects
Baltimore Business Journal - Sarah Gantz / July 23, 2014
Eight startup companies are among 67 recipients of Maryland Innovation Initiative awards in fiscal 2014. The Maryland Innovation Initiative gave a total of $6.4 million to research projects and startups with ties to universities in the state. The innovation initiative is designed to spur commercialization of university research.
emocha, a Mobile Health Platform for Remote Patient Monitoring
medGadget - Michael Batista / July 7, 2014
Originating as a solution to educate health workers in developing countries, emocha is now a powerful platform that allows researchers and clinicians to use mobile data capture, health education, and communication to address the challenges of adherence, linkage to care, and patient data management across a myriad of use cases.
This mobile platform can let doctors know if patients are taking their meds on time
Baltimore Business Journal - Sarah Gantz / May 19, 2014
Imagine if your doctor followed you around all day and watched to make sure you were taking your medications on time. A new mobile application is making that possible for doctors in Baltimore. The program, called miDOT, records video of patients taking their medication, notes symptoms and sends a report to doctors.
According to MedCityNews, what was created as a Johns Hopkins Hospital training program for healthcare workers in treating HIV in Uganda has evolved into a multimedia platform for adherence, clinical trials, and chronic diseases rolled into a healthcare startup, Emocha.
emocha: Dreamit Health grad opening investment round this summer
technical.ly Baltimore - Andrew Zaleski / May 5, 2014
The mobile health platform is already being used in three separate pilot programs to allow physicians and clinicians based at health organizations to monitor patients' symptoms, recovery and rehabilitation from a variety of diseases via smartphone.
Tuberculosis is one area where the connected care platform has an interesting application. In 1995, the World Health Organization required that TB patients be observed taking their medication by a medical professional — referred to as directly observed therapy. About 10,000 people were diagnosed with TB in the U.S. in 2012.
Maryland Associate of Healthcare Executives - Sam Hopkins / March / April 2014
Getting sick often happens suddenly. Getting better requires patience and a plan. As health care administrators look for more efficient ways to prevent relapses into illness and readmission to hospitals for acute cases, they are increasingly turning to mobile broadband technology.
Mobile Health Around the Globe: emocha Helps with HIV Screening in Kabul
HealthWorks Collective - Joan Justice / June 3, 2013
The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Department of International Health currently has a project with the Afghan Ministry of Public Health to establish an HIV and blood borne disease surveillance system among the most at risk populations in 5 major cities in Afghanistan.
Mobile Health Around the Globe: emocha Delivers Knowledge at the Point of Care
HealthWorks Collective - Joan Justice / March 18, 2013
emocha is an mHealth application that was developed by the Johns Hopkins Center for Clinical Global Health Education and the PEPFAR Uganda Distance Learning Initiative. emocha delivers knowledge to the point of care, using mobile technology to help community workers gather data and educate about healthcare through multimedia training.
Huffington Post - Dr. Bob Bollinger, Advisory Board of emocha / November 12, 2012
On 6-7 February, 2013 at the United Nations in New York City, a unique gathering of experts in global health, provider education, health research, and IT will take place. The Global Health Education and Technology Summit (GETHealth Summit) will unite leaders and innovators from health programs, academia, government, and the corporate world to discuss and develop new strategies.
Hopkins program taps into Uganda's technology resources
Global Health Matters Newsletter / December 2009
Two limitations that global health workers in developing countries frequently face when implementing new distance learning and informatics programs are insufficient communications infrastructure and the lack of timely feedback regarding the effectiveness of the research and training being conducted. A platform that bridges these gaps is Johns Hopkins University's emocha.