Hospitals Text Patients To Remind Them Of Upcoming Treatments

Hospitals Text Patients To Remind Them Of Upcoming Treatments

Mobile messages have reduced the number of missed appointments for crucial treatments requiring multiple visits.

Yi Chen
  • 25 january 2012

Private hospitals in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, have adopted a tech-savvy way to remind patients of their next appointment. By sending out SMS reminders, outpatients were able to keep their scheduled hospital visits and reduce the number of nonattendance. This mobile method was especially helpful and effective for patients needing ongoing treatment, for example with dengue fever.

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