Apps aim to help Medicaid patients improve health and wellness

Two free text messaging services aim to help Medicaid patients take an active role in their wellness and health management. The adult service, called Txt4health, offered by UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Pennsyvlania, will provide custom notes to users and focus on prevention, medication intake requirements and reminders of medical appointments. The Text4kids service helps parents gain insight on vaccine information, keep track of well visits and track their child's developmental stages and accomplishments. The services are free to UnitedHealthcare Medicaid consumers in York, Allegheny and Philadelphia counties. Article

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