Cincinnati Children's tests mobile tech for teen asthmatics

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center just completed phase one of a clinical trial testing whether cell phones can improve asthma symptoms and management among teenagers.

The hospital hasn't released clinical data from the trial yet, but officials say they are "pleased" enough with the preliminary data from phase one to move forward with phase two of the program.

In phase one, the hospital used GenerationOne's Mobile Health Solution to send medication reminders, health checks and other messages to teens' cell- or smartphones, where they are more likely to be read and responded to, company officials say.

More data may be forthcoming on another front in a few weeks, as GenerationOne wraps up a clinical trial with the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. It's testing a similar adherence/management program for heart failure with the medical school, according to company officials.

To learn more:
- read GenerationOne's press release
- get details on the Miller School trial (.pdf)