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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 Neil Versel November 2, 2011
ONC National Health IT Coordinator Dr. Farzad Mostashari The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology is conducting a series of focus groups to gauge consumer opinion on privacy and security of mobile health technologies. ONC's Office of the Chief Privacy Officer, which is running the focus groups, is looking to "explore the attitudes and preferences of a diverse...
By Brian Dolan October 3, 2011
By Adam H. Greene former Senior Health Information Technology and Privacy Specialist at the HHS Office for Civil Rights, where he was responsible for applying the HIPAA Privacy, Security, and Breach Notification Rules to health IT, now a partner in the Health IT/HIPAA practice of Davis Wright Tremaine. On Sept. 19, 2011, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced...
By Brian Dolan April 7, 2011
Text4Baby, the high profile free SMS-based service for new and expectant mothers, is heading to Russia this fall. Voxiva and Johnson & Johnson have teamed up to support the service in Russia, where the content of the text messages will be shaped by the Kulakov Center for Obstetrics, Gynecology and Perinatology of the Russian Ministry of Health and Social Development, or MOHSD. While a press...