Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

By Heather Mack April 11, 2017
Every death tells a story, both about the deceased and the population around them. But the longer it takes for the Centers for Disease Control to get those details, the more muddled the story gets and the less valuable the vital statistics data at the center of it become. Rather than contend with the lengthy process holding up efficient death reporting, disease surveillance, and prevention, the...
By Heather Mack December 1, 2016
Phoenix, Arizona-based Solera Health, which offers a marketplace for chronic disease management programs, has partnered with mobile diabetes prevention program Yes Health. Correction: An earlier version of this article mis-identified Yes Health as Solera's first all-mobile DPP. While Yes Health is all-mobile, it is not the only such offering on Solera's platform.  Yes Health’s offering, which is...
By Aditi Pai November 20, 2015
The University of Washington and RightAnswer, a chemical information management service, have received a $150,000 Small Business Innovation and Research grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to develop and launch an app that helps healthcare providers access data about the risks of taking drugs while pregnant. According to the university, each year 40,000 infants are born with...
By Jonah Comstock November 3, 2014
Without specifically acknowledging criticisms about its accuracy, Google announced Friday it would be making some changes to Google Flu Trends, the service that uses search data to track and predict flu outcomes in the United States and around the world. Specifically, Flu Trends will stop relying solely on search data to make predictions but will begin to combine that search data, continually,...
By Neil Versel July 23, 2012
WellFX, creator of an online and mobile social platform for healthcare providers and patients to manage chronic diseases, says it has received a reported $5 million investment from private investment company CMT Ventures. The Series A financing will allow Petaluma, Calif.-based WellFX to, among other things, complete two pilot tests of its technology, put the platform in general release and...
By Brian Dolan October 27, 2011
Without actually trying it out, an early critic may have faulted the first automobile for not having a horse to pull it. After all, how else would a vehicle of the day transport a person from one location to another? Horses were a necessary part of the equation back then; the rubric of the day made their participation mandatory. Such may be the state of mobile health efficacy studies. Before we...