Project Description

Harbor-UCLA Medical Center – Los Angeles County Department of Health Services, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program – University of California, Los Angeles

MobileMAMA is a text-messaging program designed to be used by safety-net prenatal patients to provide continuous information to their medical providers about their use of social services in their community. The aim of the program is to give medical providers this text feedback to increase the effectiveness of the social service referrals made to their patients as part of prenatal care.  The innovation is expected to serve as a “proof of concept” for the potential of mobile technology to improve care coordination in public safety net health systems.