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Improving School Attendance with Free SMS Downloads - SMS Health Reminders as Preventative Care

Posted On : Mar-23-2011 | seen (216) times | Article Word Count : 472 |

Those students who regularly attend school will be entered in programs for good attendance and earn free SMS along with movies and music downloads.
The Northern Territory Government recently introduced some innovative measures aimed at improving poor student attendance levels. The Department of Education indicates that remote Indigenous attendance levels have fallen to just over 65 percent, and an estimated 2,000 children who are school-aged are not yet enrolled. By offering free SMS downloads including music and movies for students regularly attending class and introducing fines to parents of persistently missing children, the government believes it has defined a useful strategy to improve attendance.

The government plans to spend nearly $500,000 on a complete SMS message strategy including the ability to send SMS from Internet and direct text message to students and parents. The expenditure will also pay for advertising campaigns intended to promote the benefits of an education.

In addition, they are implementing changes to the school term because the cultural rules in remote communities is different and school days are often disrupted by local events or severe weather. Extending the school year and allowing flexibility in school terms ensure that students can attend the required 180 days of school while maintaining their cultural practices and ceremonies.

Those students who regularly attend school will be entered in programs for good attendance and earn free SMS along with movies and music downloads.


SMS Health Reminders

In a move that warrants praise, doctors in Mumbai have begun implementing SMS reminders to help diabetic patients keep better track of their sugar levels. As cell phones continue to do far more to keep people connected and access to the SMS APIs ensure far greater implementation and integration with mobile device features, the ability to deliver unique solutions such as this is growing steadily.

Mobile applications for health purpose are being developed steadily for smart phone owners as well. The University of Pennsylvania is now testing an application, reportedly called Mobile Therapy, for patients with schizophrenia. The application lets patients select their current mood and stress level which will ultimately be sent to a doctor-monitored service that will then communicate advice back to the patient.

In some other examples of health-care type SMS services, patient management, including timely reminders about pills and when tests are necessary, are also being delivered with regularity.

While many applications are not implementing mass SMS messages, or text from e-mail, the power of SMS messaging is having a profound affect on the level of communication between health providers and patients. Dr. Khambati, who is participating in the Mumbai SMS service for diabetics, believes that it’s working well as his patients have had a reduction in their A1C counts (the diagnostic test to establish long-term sugar levels in the body).

As healthcare-type SMS services continue to have success like this, it’s likely that these services will continue to develop and be made more widely available.

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