[18 Dec 2011 | Comments Off | 2,013 Views]
Aetna acquired iTriage app, Sees mobile health as a growth market

Health care provider Aetna has acquired consumer mobile app iTriage. Mobihealthnews has in-depth coverage of this move by Aetna-
Aetna is also leveraging the mobile application in its accountable care organization (ACO) offering, where it will be a key component for consumer engagement, Aetna executives said during an investor day presentation this week. (More on how iTriage fits into that offering in the graphic at the end of this article).
“iTriage is our patient engagement side of this [ACO offering],” Dr. Charles Saunders, Head of Strategic Diversification at Aetna, said during …

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[18 Dec 2011 | Comments Off | 2,013 Views]

Health care provider Aetna has acquired consumer mobile app iTriage. Mobihealthnews has in-depth coverage of this move by Aetna-
Aetna is also leveraging the mobile application in its accountable care organization (ACO) offering, where it will be a key component for consumer engagement, Aetna executives said during an investor day presentation this week. (More on how iTriage fits into that offering in the graphic at the end of this article).
“iTriage is our patient engagement side of this [ACO offering],” Dr. Charles Saunders, Head of Strategic Diversification at Aetna, said during …

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[8 Nov 2011 | Comments Off | 2,050 Views]
Walgreens places pharmacists in the aisles armed with iPads

[via http://drugstorenews.com/ ]
Walgreens may be on the verge of revolutionizing the role of the pharmacist — the pharmacy operator is placing iPads in the hands of “health guides” across 20 pilot stores in Chicago, the Chicago Sun-Times reported Thursday.
The Internet-armed pharmacist is one of the healthcare innovations Walgreens showcased at the TEDMED conference in San Diego last month. Features of those stores include a pharmacist desk area in front of the pharmacy counter to provide greater customer access to the pharmacist; private and semi-private consultation rooms; an open and redesigned …

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[4 May 2011 | Comments Off | 2,431 Views]

Mobile Health conference is going on at Stanford. Follow on Twitter using #mh11 hash tag. Susannah Fox from Pew Research shared these slides. Interesting stats related to wireless and apps adoption:
Fox Mobile Health 2011
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[14 Mar 2011 | One Comment | 2,907 Views]

Interesting summary of how iPad is slowly making it’s way into enterprise, education and health-care market. Here are some of the key findings –
1) There are now at least 366 enterprises and schools testing/deploying iPads in a mass way. This, no doubt, is a massive undercount.
2) That’s 52% growth in the last 4 months.
3) 255, or 70%, are by either colleges or K-12 schools.
4) The next most popular vertical by public deployments is government, with 2.5%. Third is healthcare, with 0.6%.
5) That doesn’t jibe with other surveys showing financial …

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[27 Feb 2011 | Comments Off | 2,026 Views]
Obama Administration Starts $27 Billion Incentive Program for Doctors and Hospitals

New York Times reporting on efforts to accelerate migration of patient health records to electronic systems:

The United States is embarking this year on a grand experiment in the government-driven adoption of technology — ambitious, costly and potentially far-reaching in impact. The goal is to improve health care and to reduce its long-term expense by moving the doctors and hospitals from ink and paper into the computer age — through a shift to digital patient records.
Step back from the details and what emerges is a huge challenge in innovation design. What …