Here's a snippet from the blog post:
SMS-Based Health Risk Assessment – Connecting Patients to Doctors
The campaign will make a texting-based risk assessment available to anyone with a cell phone, promoting the access number through traditional public health channels.
Here’s how it works:
- Through their cell phones, individuals will be asked brief questions that assess their risk for diabetes. The user would answer these questions by sending a text.
- Based on their responses to this text-based assessment, individuals will be connected with the best possible resources for their needs. This may be an online social forum, a discount for a check-up at a local pharmacy, or the phone number for a local health care provider.
The beauty of using mobile technology in this way is that it allows engagement with a much larger population than the health system can manage on its own, while simultaneously tailoring information and resources to the individual.
Read the full story here.