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By Brian Dolan August 17, 2009
TORONTO, July 31 - Diversinet Corp. (TSX Venture: DIV, OTCBB: DVNTF), a leading provider of secure application platforms for the mobile world, today announced financial results for the second quarter of 2009. All dollar amounts are in U.S. dollars. Revenues for the second quarter were $1,945,000, up 244% percent compared to $565,000 in the second quarter of 2008. Revenues for the six months ended...
By Brian Dolan August 17, 2009
Vanguard Health Systems has become the tenth company to join the Dossia Consortium, which is a non-profit organization made up of U.S. employers that seek to empower their employees to make smarter, more informed healthcare decisions by providing them with access to their healthcare data through what the consortium calls a personally-controlled health record (PCHR). That sounds a lot like a...
By Brian Dolan August 17, 2009
Healthcare leader joins major U.S. employers group to help deliver empowering health data to employees through personally-controlled health records CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--Dossia, a leading provider of personally-controlled health records, today announced that Vanguard Health Systems is the newest member of the Dossia Consortium, a non-profit organization comprised of nine other top U.S. employers...
By Brian Dolan August 17, 2009
The National Science Foundation has awarded Dartmouth College a $3 million federal grant, which is part of the federal stimulus bill, to develop secure,  efficient systems that enabled physicians to monitor patients through mobile phones and wearable wireless sensors. The three year project aims to explore the security challenges related to protecting patient data while also making sure that the...
By Brian Dolan August 17, 2009
Jane Sarasohn-Kahn has a great post over at Health Populi on a recent survey conducted by IBM that uncovers some stats about patients' relationships and attitudes toward primary care doctors, proactive healthcare and its associated costs. IBM's survey found that the number one reason why Americans deter proactive health care is cost and that goes for the insured, uninsured, employed and...
By Brian Dolan August 17, 2009
eHealthInsturance goes mobile: Mountain View, California-based eHealthInsurance launched their mobile site late last week: www.ehealth.com. The public company is offering Individual, Family and Short-term health insurance products through its new mobile site. While shoppers for the Individual and Family plans can look up coverage details, create and account and start an application, they still...
By Brian Dolan August 17, 2009
eHealth Mobile platform provides health insurance options for consumers on the go MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA, August 17, 2009 - eHealthInsurance, the leading online source of health insurance (www.ehealthinsurance.com) for individuals, families and small businesses, announced today that it is offering Individual, Family and Short-term health insurance products through a specially designed mobile ecommerce...
By Brian Dolan August 15, 2009
A new report conducted by the New England Healthcare Institute (NEHI) found that not taking medications as prescribed leads to poorer health, more frequent hospitalization, a higher risk of death and as much as $290 billion annually in increased medical costs. Anywhere from one-third to one-half of patients in the U.S. do not take their medications as instructed. Not taking the medication on time...
By Brian Dolan August 14, 2009
Verizon Wireless recently sent out a press release promoting their mobile health and fitness applications, some of which have been around for a number of years: Bones in Motion, Diet Fitness Diary, The Pill Phone, Healthy Body and Howcast. The applications are available for select Verizon Wireless phones and can be downloaded directly to the phone via the Media Center/Get It Now portal. Unlike...
By Brian Dolan August 14, 2009
BASKING RIDGE, N.J., Aug. 12 -- Summer is ending and there is no better time to begin healthy habits. Verizon Wireless customers can access multiple applications that help them stay healthy and in shape using their wireless phones. Applications Bones in Motion records running, cycling and walking activities using GPS with maps, speed, distance, elevation, splits and calories. Save activities to...

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