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Text Messaging in Healthcare Research Toolkit


​The Text Messaging in Healthcare Research Toolkit was developed in September, 2013, for medical and health services researchers who are planning to use text messaging as part of a healthcare intervention or a method for data collection. We invite you to explore the toolkit chapters below. You may also download the PDF​​​ for offline reading.

Funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 5 P01 HS021138 03, Allison Kempe, PI. 

 

 


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Introduction

The amount of resources you have available and the level of customization necessary for your text messaging intervention will determine how you approach the SMS system set up and the storage of your data. Introduction


Who We Are 

 

What is Short Messaging Service?

SMS is a method for sending text messages between mobile devices. The common use of text messaging is person-to-person, from one mobile phone to another (or multiple) mobile phone(s). More about SMS


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Software Hosting Options

The amount of resources you have available and the level of customization necessary for your text messaging intervention will determine how you approach the SMS system set up and the storage of your data. More about software hosting​


Health Care    

 

 

Selecting a Vendor

The services that SMS vendors offer vary, so researching different options will help you find the right company for your project. More vendor selection


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Develop a Communication Strategy

When developing a text messaging program, messages should be designed in a way that will have an impact on the target audience. More about Communication strategies


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Security and Privacy Considerations

The main privacy concern regarding text messaging in healthcare is the transmission and storage of protected health information. More about security and privacy


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Tools and Checklists

Three research projects offer insight into how best to get evidence into practice. More about tools