texting for health

By Jonah Comstock April 9, 2018
Things aren't getting any better for Outcome Health, the digital health media company that recently settled a three-month legal battle over claims that the company misled its investors and defrauded its customers. Now the company, which installs screens in waiting rooms and charges pharma companies and other stakeholders to advertise on them, has agreed to settle another court case, this one a...
By Brian Dolan February 19, 2015
This afternoon -- in about two hours time -- MobiHealthNews will kick off our February webinar, Texting for Health: A proven patient engagement and communication strategy, at 2PM ET. More than any other digital channel, text messaging is a proven way to improve patient engagement and health outcomes while remaining cost-effective for healthcare providers. From appointment reminders, to general...
By Aditi Pai January 26, 2015
San Francisco-based health texting program developer CareMessage has received $6 million in grants in the past few months from several organizations including Google and The Pershing Foundation. Google awarded the group $2.3 million as part of Google.org's Impact Awards in December. The Pershing Foundation led a $3.7 million grant in November with $1.5 million. The organization's existing backers...
By Brian Dolan October 16, 2014
In just a few short hours -- today at 2PM ET (11AM PT) we'll be kicking off the next complimentary MobiHealthNews webinar, Insights into the Success of Text Messaging for Health. During the presentations we'll cover data about the growing amount of efficacy studies focused on mobile health initiatives that make use of text messages. We'll also review a series of individual case studies that point...
By Brian Dolan October 6, 2014
The opportunity for healthcare organizations to leverage text messaging as a channel for health education, behavior change, and patient engagement has been widely discussed over the past decade. But unlike other health technology solutions, the body of data supporting text messaging-based mobile health programs is substantial and growing. Next Thursday during a complimentary MobiHealthNews...
By Brian Dolan September 23, 2014
The opportunity for healthcare organizations to leverage text messaging as a channel for health education, behavior change, and patient engagement has been widely discussed over the past decade. But unlike other health technology solutions, the body of data supporting text messaging-based mobile health programs is substantial and growing. During our next MobiHealthNews webinar -- October 16th at...
By Jonah Comstock May 28, 2014
A new randomized control trial of Text4Baby in military families returned mixed results -- women who engaged in the intervention were more aware and knowledgable about healthy pregnancy strategies, but, at least during the four-week study period, this was not reflected by any significant change in behavior. Study author Douglas Evans thinks a follow-up study to be published later this year will...
By Aditi Pai 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...
By Jonah Comstock December 19, 2012
Convenience is one of the major value propositions offered by digital channels like text messaging and email for patient engagement. Often these channels are more readily usable for both patient and provider. It's not just about convenience, though. New survey data from health texting provider TeleVox says 34 percent of American adults are more honest about their medical needs through automatic...