Text Messaging and Patient Engagement in an Increasingly Mobile World
The potential of short message system (SMS) text messaging and other mobile-phone based methods (collectively often called "mHealth") to engage patients in their own health care has been met with great enthusiasm because of the relatively low cost, transportability, and widespread use of these technologies - more than six billion people worldwide have access to mobile phones.1 By providing reminders and enhancing communication and interaction with healthcare professionals, there is compelling evidence for patients with HIV/AIDS that mHealth can improve adherence to medications and suppress viral loads.2-4
- medication adherence
- health services research
- health policy and outcomes research
- Received January 12, 2016.
- Accepted January 12, 2016.