May 15, 2014
UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Pennsylvania partnered with Voxiva to launch two text message-based services for their Medicaid benefit plan members. Voxiva also announced this week that more than 1 million people in total have now signed up for its text-based health programs.
The two programs UCPP is offerings its Medicaid patients are Voxiva's Txt4health and Text4kids. Both are available to...
December 11, 2012
At times, text messages seem to be the uncelebrated workhorse of mobile health, especially when you compare SMS to health apps in terms of the amount of attention each gets.
While the potential for smartphone apps is still great, adoption across all mobile phone users in the US for apps has remained flat at about 10 percent for the past three years. Once these apps find tighter integration with...
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...
September 19, 2011
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced this week two new SMS smoking cessation programs, QuitNowTXT and SmokeFreeTXT, as part of their Text4Health initiative. The programs, a collaboration with the National Cancer Institute, are aimed separately at adults, and teens/young adults, respectively.
HHS formed the Text4Health Task Force in November 2010 to provide ...
June 27, 2011
Beacon Community: New Orleans
The American Diabetes Association and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced a collaboration this week with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) on a nationwide program that leverages mobile health to help individuals better prevent and manage diabetes and its complications in urban areas. The...
April 8, 2011
By Judy Meehan, CEO, National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition
Tragically, in the U.S. approximately 28,000 babies die before their first birthday, despite a volume of science around behaviors that improve a baby’s chances for a healthy birth and opportunity to thrive. Text4baby was developed to deliver evidence-based health information to the women who need it most: the 1.5 million...