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Finally a Productive Use for the Ubiquitous SMS Message

Previously on the Healthyist, we've talked about the power of mHealth (mobile health) to reach our consumers where they are, but the field is new, and there isn't yet a significant evidence base. As readers may have noticed, my interests lie in tobacco control and cessation. There are a few programs out there in the United States that use text messages, rather than a mobile app or mobile web, to not only get a message across, but to actually deliver health interventions: Text4Baby, Tex… [Read More]

The Necessity of Partnerships in mHealth (as in Most Things)

At the recent HIMMS mHealth Summit in National Harbor, MD, nothing was made clearer to me than the importance of partnerships when it comes to advancing mHealth. Partnerships should be forged not only among the likely stakeholders, but across disciplines and sectors. But first, what is mHealth? The "m," as you may suspect, stands for "mobile," making mHealth "the use of mobile and wireless devices to improve health outcomes, health care services and health research." I was mostly f… [Read More]
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