Wireless technology is delivering better health care outcomes at lower cost to patients. From wearable wireless monitors to lifestyle apps, our connected lives are keeping patients better informed and in charge of their health care choices. CTIA Wireless Foundation’s programs demonstrate how mobile technology keeps people healthier, and even save lives.
Text4baby is the first mobile information service designed to promote maternal and child health through text messaging. CTIA Wireless Foundation, on behalf of its carrier members, has fostered the program since its inception with donated text messages making the service free to subscribers.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, each year in the U.S., almost 400,000 babies are born prematurely, many of whom will have long-term health and developmental challenges.
In response to this national public health crisis, CTIA Wireless Foundation entered a public-private partnership in 2010 to support Text4baby, the nation’s first free mobile information service designed to promote maternal and child health. In partnership with nonprofit organization ZERO TO THREE and Voxiva, Inc., CTIA Wireless Foundation donates text messaging to the program on behalf of its participating carriers, making this service free to end users.
Learn more at Text4baby.org.
The PulsePoint app empowers everyday citizens to provide lifesaving assistance to victims of Sudden Cardiac Arrest. If the cardiac emergency is in a public place, the location-aware app will alert cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)-trained citizens of a cardiac arrest situation in their vicinity so they may assist until first responders arrive. The application also directs these citizen rescuers to the closest publicly accessible Automated External Defibrillator (AED).
CTIA Wireless Foundation is proud to be a key sponsor to help deploy PulsePoint in communities across the country since 2014. The app is currently active in over 2,000 cities in 28 states. CTIA Wireless Foundation has sponsored deployments in Los Angeles County and Sacramento, California and Prince George’s County, Maryland. The Foundation looks forward to bringing this lifesaving app to additional communities in the near future.
The PulsePoint app is available in the Apple App Store or in Android Apps on Google Play.
Learn more at pulsepoint.org