SPOTLIGHT: Hopkins tries text messaging to reach teens

A number of pediatricians are excited about harnessing the power of text messaging to improve medication adherence, even among younger patients. In fact, Johns Hopkins Children's Center is considering a formal program to connect with a real SMS sweet spot;  teenagers. Teen health expert Dr. Maria Trent is putting together a pilot to remind patients with pelvic inflammatory disease to take their meds, while another Hopkins physician, pediatric HIV specialist Dr. Allison Agwu, will conduct a formal study of texting appointment reminders. FierceMobileHealthcare