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DANVILLE, PA -- Geisinger patients can take better control of their health with the system’s new MyGeisinger.org enrollment option for the Text U 4 Better Health messaging program. The program allows patients to sign up to receive text messages for appointment reminders, weight management tips and diabetes care.
With the text message appointment reminders, patients can confirm, cancel or reschedule their appointments. In addition, those interested in weight management assistance can opt in for tips and tools from Geisinger’s Center for Nutrition and Weight Management. The tool also helps diabetic patients who can sign up to receive motivational and informative messages developed by Geisinger’s Certified Diabetes Educators about managing blood glucose, diet and exercise.
“The Text U 4 Better Health program is used by over 300,000 Geisinger patients to help them stay connected, motivated and on track to a healthier lifestyle,” says Chanin Wendling, director of Geisinger in Motion. “We are excited to offer an easier way to enroll in this program.”
To enroll in one of the text message programs, login to https://mygeisinger.geisinger.org, click on the Medical Record tab at the top of the screen, select “Text Messaging Programs” under Medical Tools and click the pencil icon next to the desired program.
“Enrollment is easy,” says Wendling, “and, once enrolled, Geisinger patients gain access to additional features such as test results and their provider’s notes to better manage their health.”
After enrolling, a green check mark will appear next to the program to indicate successful enrollment. Patients can edit their information at any time.
“Leveraging consumer technology to help patients more easily manager their health is a priority for Geisinger Health System. Options coming soon include medication reminders and clinic closure messages,” says Wendling.
For information, login to https://mygeisinger.geisinger.org
One of the nation’s most innovative health services organizations, Geisinger serves more than 1.5 million patients in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The system includes 13 hospital campuses, a nearly 600,000-member health plan, two research centers and the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. Geisinger is known for its focus on caring and innovative programs including the ProvenCare® best-practice approach to maximize quality, safety and value; ProvenHealth Navigator® advanced medical home; Springboard Health® population health program to improve the health of an entire community; ProvenExperience™ to provide refunds to patients unhappy with their care experience; and Geisinger’s MyCode® Community Health Initiative, the largest healthcare system-based precision health project in the world. With more than 215,000 volunteer participants enrolled, MyCode is conducting extensive research and returning medically actionable results to participants. A physician-led organization, with approximately 32,000 employees and more than 1,800 employed physicians, Geisinger leverages an estimated $12.7 billion positive annual impact on the Pennsylvania and New Jersey economies. Repeatedly recognized nationally for integration, quality and service, Geisinger has a long-standing commitment to patient care, medical education, research and community service. For more information, visit www.geisinger.org, or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.