Annie is the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA's) new mobile text messaging system that reminds veterans to tend to their own self-care between VA appointments. It can be customized to send veterans text messages with reminders, like — 'Hello, this is Annie reminding you to take your medication. Please reply 'med yes' or 'med no,'” or 'Hi, this is Annie. Just a quick reminder that your glucose readings are due.' Annie will soon be available for VA care teams across the country to customize in ways they believe will help patients with their at-home self-care. Currently, about 200 Veterans and 100 staff members at 16 sites across the VA network are testing Annie. For more information, read the VA VAntage Point Blog.
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