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Opportunity for HIT Vendors to Do Good

“Yesterday, I found an email from Health and Human Services (HHS) in my inbox highlighting a new initiative where the “Obama Administration and Text4Baby join forces to connect pregnant women and children to health coverage and information”. The goal of this partnership is “to promote enrollment in both Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)”. Having more babies and children obtain insurance coverage is obviously a worthy endeavor, and if it can be accomplished by simply sending informative text messages to pregnant women, even better. Of course having insurance coverage doesn’t always translate into having access to an actual doctor, particularly for Medicaid enrollees.”

Margalit Gur-Arie, On Healthcare Technology, 29 February 2012

1 March 2012 | Categories: News | Country: United States | EHR: EHR, EHR USA | Tag(s): Pediatrics, vendors
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