Text Messaging News: Health reminders by text, Emergency text messages a click away after city implements system, Hospital offers parents digital updates on their preemies
Health reminders by text
mHealth doesn’t have to be all about radical new technology and brand new shiny smartphones. Something as simple as a text message that can be sent to a cheap mobile phone could be considered mHealth, and a text messaging mHealth campaign in Southland and Otago is already on a roll. Those using the service can receive text messages about appointments with general practitioners and can also receive other important information about any medicine or health routines they may need to follow.
Hospital offers parents digital updates on their preemies
Being a first-time parent can be a very demanding experience, and many parents of new born babies often take the leverage of their shoulders by discussing their baby’s health with a doctor. This can be helpful for a parent but it is sometimes inconvenient for doctors and any other patients they may have. A new technology has been made to ensure that parents can get the information they need about their baby’s healthy digitally to help ease the pressure on both the new mother and father and the doctor.
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Emergency text messages a click away after city implements system
Timeline: Smartphone-enabled health devices