Thursday, December 4, 2008

Txtalert- An efficient Health mobile application

Txtalert is an example of truely positive use of mobile phones in the Healthcare sector.

The concept is to help patients and physicians to handle with the obstacles concerning long term treatments in HIV positive patients.

Txtalert uses text message reminders to improve the health of HIV positive people, by reminding them when they need to go for their next visit to the clinic. Apart from notifying patients of their upcoming appointments, TxtAlert also requests that they reschedule if they are unable to attend.

Seems simple but for my opinion simple and smart . This is an example how we can use the technology that is actually in our hands for accelerating "Advanced Medicine" and empower the "Patient- Physician" connection.Thats what Health 2.0 is about, or mostly about.

Txtalerts is just an example for being simple, creative and thinking usability in the aspect of technology and Healthcare.

1 comment:

Ben@medicaleducator said...

That sounds like a great application of technology. Text messaging has been seen in commercial ventures for quite a while now where it brings a brand closer to a user by adding more value to the relationship. Its great to see things like this in the medical space taking off.