Text messaging for patient engagement and compliance

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A video interview with Dr. Joseph Kvedar of the Center for Connected Health, from the 2011 World Health Care Congress, on the Center’s experience in using text messaging effectively across all age groups. Example: in a controlled trial of blood pressure patients in a monitoring program, using text messaging to encourage┬ápatients to measure their BP three times weekly and review information online once weekly improved outcomes significantly versus a control group–but ‘engagement’ means that they returned to their physicians twice as often for changes in their meds!