For the Text2Floss pilot study, CellTrust and A.T. Still researchers will devise a series of text message programs designed to reach and educate current patients and the underserved. It will also promote preventive and ongoing health and wellness initiatives.
The project was founded by Tony Hashemian, DDS, assistant dean of global oral health at ASDOH, who feels there is a need for health organizations to have the ability to use short message service (SMS) text messaging as a HIPAA-compliant communications tool.
The organizations believe that by directly providing physicians and clinicians with required patient information to make informed decisions, a secure SMS solution will improve the quality of healthcare with decreased response times and accurate decision-making, allowing for quicker interventions and improved patient outcome.