TEXTME

The TEXTME team is a group of health professionals and researchers committed to improving health for all people on our planet.

We have a strong focus on prevention, closing healthcare gaps and improving access to the best quality, evidence-based healthcare.

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TEXTME

The TEXTME team is a group of health professionals and researchers committed to improving health for all people on our planet.

We have a strong focus on prevention, closing healthcare gaps and improving access to the best quality, evidence-based healthcare.

Learn More

TextMe participants reported that

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Participants found messages useful

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Participants changed their behaviours

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Messages were easy to understand

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Read at least 3/4 of messages

The TEXTME story

TEXTME was a research trial that aimed to reduce cardiovascular risk in 710 patients with coronary heart disease. A total of 4 messages per week were sent to patients over 6 months. The messages were personalised for each participant and tailored for their specific needs (eg. participants would only get smoking related messages if they were a smoker)

Patients were tested after receiving the messages for 6 months and the results were impressive: The participants who received the messages had a lower body weight, lower blood pressure and were less likely to smoke

Where was the TEXTME performed?

The TEXTME trial was performed at a single hospital (Westmead Hospital) in Western Sydney, Australia

What is different about TEXTME?

TEXTME is the first trial to show an effect of a simple m-Health (i.e. mobile phone based) strategy on patient risk factors using a high quality scientific method (a randomised control trial).

What are the next steps?

The TEXTME group is currently performing a multicentre trial to further investigate the effect of this strategy called TextMeds. This study is being performed at 14 hospitals throughout Australia.

“a continuous form of communication will make you change”

TEXTME Participant

“it was good that the messages arrived at different times of day unexpectedly.”

TEXTME Participant

“My children loved it and thought it was great, the way of receiving health information via texts. ‘Welcome to the 21st century’

TEXTME Paticipant

Chronic Disease

Chronic disease

Chronic diseases claims two thirds of all deaths globally and in the next 20 years will cost more than $30 trillion, and push millions of people into poverty. We have treatments to help people with chronic diseases (such as heart disease and diabetes), but most simply can’t get the healthcare they need, because it’s not available, not affordable or not good enough.

Our Idea

Our idea is to provide highly personalised and high quality support via mobile phone text messages to people with chronic diseases. This deceptively simple idea is backed by complex and sophisticated clinical algorithms to generate this personalised program. Fusing digital technology and medical science creates a healthcare solution that is affordable and scalable. It is capable of continuous evolution.

The possible impact

We have shown our idea works in clinical trials, and are poised to expand the content and the reach of our program. This system could provide low-cost health care to millions of people worldwide and thereby save thousands of lives every year.

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