health texting

By Aditi Pai 10:37 am December 16, 2015
Pairing contextual texts and activity tracking leads to people moving more, according to a small study of 48 outpatients of an academic CVD prevention center in Baltimore, Maryland that was published in the Journal of the American Heart Association. The study, which was conducted in three phases, looked into whether activity tracking and texting interventions among smartphone users aged 18 to 69...
By Aditi Pai 08:32 am June 10, 2015
Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) has allocated $1 million for Minnesota-based Canvas Health's suicide prevention texting program, called Txt4Life. The state is providing $500,000 per year for the next two years on top of $625,000 in base funding per year to expand the program statewide, National Alliance on Mental Illness of Minnesota Executive Director Sue Abderholden told...
By Aditi Pai 10:13 am May 21, 2015
Another Voxiva offering for diabetes monitoring Amerigroup Washington members who both had a TracFone Lifeline phone and had enrolled in Connect4health, Voxiva's health texting program, were three times more likely to attend their annual physical exam within 90 days of receiving text reminders, according to an analysis of national Amerigroup claims data. More than 200,000 Amerigroup members...
By Aditi Pai 08:38 am January 6, 2015
Adding educational health content to text reminders for influenza vaccines improves the effectiveness of those texts, when compared with written reminders and texts that do not offer extra health information, according to a study of 660 children published in the Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Between 2012 and 2013, researchers recruited families of 6-month through 8-year-old...
By Aditi Pai 09:33 am April 16, 2014
Txt4health, a text-based health program developed by Voxiva, announced that 100,000 members have enrolled in its program through Medicare and Medicaid insurance provider Amerigroup. The payor has offered the program to its members since December 2012. The Txt4health program aims to provide patients with reminders for health exams, deliver health information, encourage users to improve their...