Are You Plugged In To What’s Happening in mHealth?

Here are some of the top stories in mobile health that our sister site mHealthWatch been monitoring this week. Aetna Says CarePass Can Help Consumers Gain Control of Their Health Aetna’s CarePass platform, opened to developers early last year, has now launched for consumers. “We’re excited,” says Martha Wofford, head of CarePass at Aetna. “I …   Read More

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Are You Plugged In to What's Happening in mHealthHere are some of the top stories in mobile health that our sister site mHealthWatch been monitoring this week.

Aetna’s CarePass platform, opened to developers early last year, has now launched for consumers. “We’re excited,” says Martha Wofford, head of CarePass at Aetna. “I think it will help people get control of their health and wellness data and make living a healthy life a little more convenient. That’s our hope.”

Pixie Scientific is behind a new “digital diaper” that the New York start-up claims can help parents and pediatricians detect potential urinary tract infections, kidney dysfunctions, dehydration, and more. The New York Times profiled the diaper this week in a comprehensive report that highlighted the company’s new smartphone app that can transmit the information (gathered by the diaper) to a physician.

Healthcare professionals around the world are turning to social media with increasing frequency. But how are they using these digital connectivity resources in their profession? The team at the Healthcare Intelligence Network is endeavoring to answer that question.

If you thought pregnancy apps were popular before, you haven’t seen anything yet. The latest Citrix ByteMobile Mobile Analytics Report is providing insight into the growing popularity of fitness mobile apps. In fact, when it comes to women’s heath, there’s only one category of apps that seems to be more in-demand – pregnancy apps.

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