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Texting to Help Diabetic Teens


Texting to Help Diabetic Teens   text Teens sms healthcare Diabetes Targeting the generation that is most comfortable and familiar with mobile technology is definitely the best way to bring mobile healthcare to the forefront of the nation’s mind. One way this is being done today is through a project spearheaded by Montefiore Medical Center, which allows doctors or other healthcare professionals to text diabetic teenagers pre-operative care alerts before a major surgery.

The teenagers wear a monitoring device and information from that device is then relayed back to the healthcare team, which can then send a message to the teenager in case they need to make an adjustment to their diet or other action in order to be prepared for an operation or other invasive procedure.

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mHealth Making Strides in Teen Health


mHealth Making Strides in Teen Health   Teens sms mhealth study mHealth health During a recent University of Minnesota study, researchers discovered that teenagers are far more likely to use text messaging and other smartphone capabilities for health-related reasons than their parents.

“No one communicates by text messaging more than adolescent females 12-17 years old, who average 4,050 texts per month,” reads a report summary from the Journal of Medical Internet Research’s mHealth and uHealth. “Despite this technological inroad among adolescents, few researchers are utilizing text messaging technology to collect real time, contextualized data. Temporal variables (i.e., mood) collected regularly over a period of time could yield useful insights, particularly for evaluating health intervention outcomes.”

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Health-Related SMS Less Popular with African American Parents


Health Related SMS Less Popular with African American Parents   texting sms Mobile Apps mobile app mHealth news mHealth Journal of Medical Internet Research health According to the findings of a study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research, few African American parents are likely to use mobile health for information sharing and discovery.

The survey was administered to the parents of children 12 years of age and younger, mostly single mothers covered by public insurance who are receiving care at three centers in Washington, D.C.

Despite just under 18% of African American mothers sharing health information through texting, 87.4% surveyed expressed an interest in gathering health information through social networks and on mobile devices.

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mobileStorm Fighting for Mobile’s Future in Healthcare


mobileStorm Fighting for Mobiles Future in Healthcare   TCPA sms mobileStorm mobile marketing mobile health news mobile communications mHealth Messaging Laws & Compliance FCC Mobile devices and communications services have profoundly and permanently transformed everything from how healthcare is administered to how patients and healthcare providers interact. As a result, scores of mobile marketers and other healthcare professionals across the industry are watching closely the developments in Washington that could complicate much of the aforementioned progress we’ve seen.

This week, mobileStorm – an industry leading communication service provider – shared its thoughts on the Digital Marketing Blog in response to the new rules governing mobile marketing that were implemented by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) last fall.

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Big Data, Analytics Improving Health and Communications in the Developing World


Big Data, Analytics Improving Health and Communications in the Developing World   UNICEF sms Mobile Devices messaging IBM big data analytics SMS is changing life as we know it across the African continent.

IBM and the U.S. Fund for UNICEF have just announced a collaboration with UNICEF Uganda on something called “U-report.”

U-Report is a free SMS-based reporting tool that allows Ugandan youth to communicate with their government and community leaders using their cell phones.

According to details shared in a press release, more than 240,000 young adults in Uganda have joined the program to date. UNICEF now receives an average of 170,000 text messages per month. Approximately 20,000 of these are unsolicited messages and initial analysis suggested that seven percent of these require immediate action from community leaders or the government.
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Healthcare Professionals, Marketers Invited to Thursday’s Emergency Mobile Marketing Webinar


Healthcare Professionals, Marketers Invited to Thursday’s Emergency Mobile Marketing Webinar   webinar sms mHealth healthcare marketing healthcare industry Emergency Mobile Marketing Webinar As MHW has been reporting in recent weeks, the FCC will soon begin enforcing a strict new set of rules governing marketing calls and text messages directed at consumers on their mobile phones.

On October 16th, the new rules will make it mandatory, for example, for marketers to gain written consent from a consumer prior to adding that consumer to a mobile marketing campaign.

According to legal and mobile marketing experts, marketers and related professionals across numerous industries must urgently educate themselves on a host of emerging issues related to consumer privacy, location based services, and the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).

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CMS Bringing Text4baby to Several States


CMS Bringing Text4baby to Several States   Text4baby text sms mobile messages CMS Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services apps On Monday, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, or CMS, awarded a three-year contract to support the implementation of the text4baby service in four states in collaboration with state Medicaid agencies.

The CMS says the decision was made after “a competitive bidding process.”

Since its launch in 2010, text4baby has enrolled over 630,000 moms and delivered over 75 million health messages and other urgent alerts.

According to details shared in a press release, Text4baby is the nation’s largest and only free mobile health service. Specifically, Text4baby aims to make it easy for expecting and new moms to receive important health and safety information.
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