maternal health

By Bernie Monegain January 2, 2018
MedStar Health announced that it will begin offering expectant mothers a “Mommy Kit” containing an iPhone app, wireless weight scale, and wireless blood pressure cuff.  The not-for-profit health system in Maryland and the Washington, DC area, said it joined forces with startup Babyscripts . The kit can be used to generate patient data that, in turn, is captured and transmitted automatically to...
By Brian Dolan February 1, 2012
Text4Baby has partnered with Benz Communications to develop a maternal health "toolkit" for employers that aims to help them promote the Text4Baby service and other maternity benefits to employees. Text4Baby is a free, SMS-based health information service for new and expectant mothers. It is available in both English and Spanish. Here's how the (former) White House CTO Aneesh Chopra described the...
By Brian Dolan November 10, 2010
This week at the mHealth Summit in Washington DC the West Wireless Health Institute unveiled its first engineering prototype, Sense4Baby, which leverages wireless health technology to measure fetal heart rate and uterine contractions. The prototype aims to monitor both maternal and fetal wellbeing anytime, anywhere. “Sense4Baby is an evolution in standard cardiotocography, which typically...
By Brian Dolan May 25, 2010
At the Mobile Health 2010 event at Stanford University this week, Paul Meyer, CEO of Voxiva, skyped in to discuss the recent launch and progress of Text4Baby and plans for two new add-on services for Text4Baby: Quit4Baby and TextFit. Meyer said Quit4Baby will be a smoking cessation text message powered service for new and expectant mothers. TextFit is a text message service centered on nutrition...
By Brian Dolan March 17, 2010
Newly launched mHealth service Text4Baby just announced that they now have more than 22,000 registered users for the service, which White House CTO Aneesh Chopra officially launched last month: "We are excited to report that we now have 22,327 text4baby registrants, and a total of 537,087 messages have been sent to text4baby users!" Text4Baby is a free public health service that aims to provide...
By Brian Dolan December 1, 2009
Senate bill includes wireless health: InformationWeek reports that the health reform bill in the Senate includes support for the use of home health technologies for managing chronically ill patients in their own homes with a focus on reducing hospitalizations. Specifically the bill calls for health IT "in providing health home services and improving service delivery and coordination of care...