Hacking For Good: IDEO.org Cleans Up Kumasi With Twilio

Flying 7,500 miles from San Francisco to Ghana wasn’t new to Robin Bigio. He worked in Tanzania architecting new cookstoves and in Kenya building scalable water and hygiene businesses as part of IDEO.org’s Fellowship Program. But, Robin’s project in Kumasi, Ghana was a little different. His team’s goal was to address public defecation with the help of community members, and a Twilio powered app. He used… Read More

Infield Health Builds Mobile Health Solutions with the Twilio SMS API

Can a text message a day keep patients on-track with health programs? Three years ago Doug Naegele, president of Infield Health, decided to find out. Infield Health uses mobile technologies like SMS messaging and secure mobile web to help people adhere to programs with a certain health goal in mind. By delivering information straight to mobile phones, the company helps people better manage their health between… Read More

YourDoctorsAdvice.org uses call recording to help with health care compliance

YourDoctorsAdvice helps patients follow medical advice by turning ordinary cell phones into call recording devices Decades of debate over how to fix the health care system have convinced nearly everyone that there are no simple solutions. But Fred Trotter, an open source hacktivist, refused to give up on his belief that the right bits of code could change the world. The original author of FreeB, the… Read More

Medical treatment directory WhatClinic uses call tracking to prove its value to customers

The UK’s WhatClinic is a lead-generating directory of international medical treatment providers. The company started off targeting medical tourists — people who travel abroad in pursuit of lower-cost healthcare – but as it expanded its international reach, WhatClinic realized that its service could be just as valuable to local consumers. The basic business model remained the same: Consumers come to the site in search of specific… Read More

MOM Integrates SMS Text Messaging With EMRs To Boost Compliance

Across the United States, it can be hard to find a common fixture in the physician’s office. With regulations and requirements differing from city to city and from state to state, equipment, specialties and services can radically vary from any given practice to another. But hidden in a room next to the janitor’s closet or tucked away under the admin’s desk is a hunk of plastic… Read More

Chris Bennett of Ankylosing.org Wins Twilio's "Anything Goes" Contest for AS Journal

Chris Bennett’s girlfriend Janet has a condition called Ankylosing Spondylitis, a rare and painful disease that can lead to permanent fusing of the spine. Doctors recommended keeping a symptom log to track how she was feeling while being treated. Chris, being the good boyfriend that he is, wanted to make this process as easy as possible for Janet. Nobody carries around a pen and paper but… Read More

New Developer Contest: Health and Fitness – Ends August 8th, 11:59PM PST

This week for our developer contest we're challenging you to use Twilio voice and/or SMS to help people help be more fit and healthy.  You could win a Netbook and $100 in developer credit from Twilio if you come up with the most unique, powerful, creative submission. How can you leverage communication via voice or SMS to help people track their fitness progress, achieve their exercise goals,… Read More

New Twilio Netbook Contest: Health and Fitness

This week for our developer contest we’re challenging you to use Twilio voice and/or SMS to help people help be more fit and healthy.  You could win a Netbook and $100 in developer credit from Twilio if you come up with the most unique, powerful, creative submission. How can you leverage communication via voice or SMS to help people track their fitness progress, achieve their exercise goals,… Read More