Education and Technology

Patients Want Text Messaging from Providers

Education and Technology

Patients Want Text Messaging from Providers

Text messaging, or texting, started with a “Merry Christmas” message sent to employees in 1992 by a Vodafone engineer, according to Mashable. After initial explosive growth, texting began to decline in 2009 and hit its nadir in 2012, BigFish PR wrote in The Rise and Fall of SMS Texting in 2014. Observers attributed the drop off at the time to the cost of text messages and the rise of PC and mobile device instant messages (IMs).

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