The Electronic Health Record Association, an affiliate of the Chicago-based Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, has announced its support as an "implementation partner" of text4baby, a free text-messaging healthcare application for pregnant women and new mothers.
ERHA partners with text4baby service
The app was developed by the National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition and provides appointment reminders and other timely and personally targeted messages, according to a HIMSS news release. Since it debuted in 2010, text4baby has amassed more than 190,000 subscribers, according to coalition CEO Judy Meehan. The program also has more than 500 public- and private-sector partners, Meehan said in the release.
EHRA past chairman and current executive committee member Mark Segal said the association encourages its members "to offer their customers the option to add the text4baby link to their patient information printouts, appointment reminders, and other features of their EHR systems." Segal is vice president for government and industry Affairs at GE Healthcare IT.
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