Mobile Health Text Messaging Service Begins

February 5, 2010 at 3:14 pm 4 comments

It’s pretty obvious that technological advancements have massively impacted how our society can communicate and work together to reach a goal, find out what makes a good chili, share important information, or what have you.  We’ve seen businesses take advantage of the simplicity of a text message and turn it into profit, but shouldn’t we also use this system to our advantage with some more important info?

Text4Baby is a program that was announced Thursday by Aneesh Chopra, the federal chief technology officer and associate director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.  Text4Baby is a free service supported by major wireless carriers that sends important medical information via text messages to subscribers.   Created for expecting mothers to promote mother and child health through baby’s first year, Text4Baby represents an extraordinary opportunity to expand the way we use our phones, to demonstrate the potential of mobile health technology, and make a real difference for moms and babies across the country.

Subscribing to this service gets you three weekly text messages free of charge containing information that is timed up with the baby’s date of birth focusing on topics, including birth defects prevention, immunization, nutrition, seasonal flu, mental health, oral health and safe sleep.

I think that this service is a something that many women, or men for that matter could find useful, especially since it’s free and you can’t really have too much information when it comes to safety and health 🙂

Thanks for reading, and don’t forget the quiz.  Oh, here’s a link to the article.



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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Anonymous  |  February 5, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    It’s pretty obvious…… how are society can communicate…

    Isn’t in our..not are?

  • 2. Anonymous  |  February 6, 2010 at 6:57 am

    I wonder how many of the people who most need the info don’t have money for a phone.

  • 3. Samantha  |  February 7, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    Dr.Drew talked about this on teen mom finale special lol

  • 4. Anonymous  |  February 8, 2010 at 10:32 am

    I think this program is useful. Instead of people going to the doctor or going online they can easily recieve a text message. It is easier on mothers especially since once the baby is born they have a very busy schedule.


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