For many, the focus on Health IT and EHRs is on physician’s offices and hospitals, but there are major implications for Health IT in community efforts to improve population health. One new program is utilizing mobile technology to promote maternal and child health.
The program,Text4baby, was announced last week by federal chief technology officer and associate director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, Aneesh Chopra. Text4baby is a free service supported by major wireless carriers, which sends medical information weekly via SMS messages to subscribers. The text messages are designed to promote mother and child health through the baby’s first year. Continue reading: New Program Uses Mobile Technology to Promote Maternal and Child Health