September 7, 2011
Voxiva, creator of Text4Baby and Text2Quit, announced this week an agreement with Alere Wellbeing's smoking cessation program Quit For Life to exclusively merge their services into one offering.
Voxiva’s Text2Quit launched in June. The service makes use of text messages, emails and the web along with evidence-based best practices from the Surgeon General and peer-reviewed studies. The service is...
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...
December 1, 2010
3M Health Information Systems and IQMax expand deal: The companies plan to develop services that improve physician workflow, streamline revenue cycle processes, and provide instant access to critical information to support patient care. 3M branded mobile apps for charge capture and others that efficiently help physicians meet documentation requirements under ICD-10 will also come out of the newly...
November 9, 2010
"We at the US Department of Health and Human Services are super enthusiastic about the power of mHealth to improve health and healthcare," Todd Park, Chief Technology Officer, HHS said during a keynote presentation at the mHealth Summit in Washington DC this week. "One effort we are particularly excited about is Text4Baby."
Text4Baby is a free SMS-based service provides free health tips to new...
June 30, 2010
The World Economic Forum convened an mHealth Summit in San Diego this week led by Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs who is also the Chair of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on the Future of Mobile Communications. Following the discussion yesterday, the group put together a series of videos, including a video of the day's opening remarks and a series of quick interviews with some of the...
May 27, 2010
This week concludes another trip out to California -- this time for the incredibly worth-while Mobile Health 2010 event produced by Stanford University's Persuasion Lab and hosted by behavior change guru BJ Fogg. The two-day, single-track sessions focused mostly on research findings and practical strategies for leveraging existing mobile technology to bring about behavior change and healthier...
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...
April 19, 2010
About 31 percent of people in India, or about 366 million, had access to improved sanitation in 2008, while some 545 million cell phones are connected to networks in the country, according to a recent UN report. The mobile networks in India are set for an upgrade to 3G service, which many healthcare companies plan to leverage to offer advanced mHealth services in the country, which already has a...
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...
February 4, 2010
Text4Baby, a free mHealth service that "provides timely and expert health information through SMS text messages to pregnant women and new moms through their babies' first year," has officially launched today, White House Federal Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra announced during a plenary session at the National Health IT Summit in Washington, D.C.
"I am very proud to announce that the US...