mHealth : innovations have been developed that address an array of issues such as improving the convenience, speed, and accuracy of diagnostic tests; monitoring chronic conditions, medication adherence, appointment keeping, and medical test result delivery; and improving patient-provider communication, health information communication, remote diagnosis, data collection, disease and emergency tracking, and access to health records..
Lim et al, 2008 - use of text messaging in STI cases
Furthermore, mHealth appeals to health care consumers. A recent study found that nearly 8 in 10 Americans expressed interest in mHealth (Cellular Telicommunication industry)
Text messaging is of particular interest in this review because of the unique promise of mHealth—it is the most widely available and frequently used mobile data service (Lasica, 2007)