Mayo Clinic JV creates apps for Kentucky hospital

By Brian Dolan
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mRemedy mytality Central Baptist HospitalIn January 2010 Mayo Clinic announced a partnership with smartphone application developer DoApps to form a new start-up, called mRemedy to create health apps for smartphones. Recently mRemedy announced a new offering, mytality, which marks a departure from the startup's previous app offerings. Mytality is a suite of custom apps built for "clinics and hospitals and their patients" and includes medical trackers, medical directories, medical reference guides and more. Mytality currently works on Android and Apple iOS devices.

mRemedy announced that Lexington, Kentucky-based Central Baptist Hospital has signed on as the first hospital to offer mytality to its patients.

"The Central Baptist Hospital Mobile App enables finding a physician through the PhysicianLink connection, finding a location, or quickly sending a question," according to mRemedy's press release. "This app, along with a series of stand-alone apps: myWeight, myPressure, and myGlucose, offer individuals tools to easily track, analyze and share a variety of health indicators. Through an integrated diary, users can compare how their activities affect the health indicators that they track. A variety of new tracker features across a range of health care and wellness areas are coming soon."

The first mRemedy app was Mayo Clinic Meditation, which launched around the time of the joint venture, for the Apple iOS platform. The app, which teaches users relaxation and breathing techniques cost $4.95 and is based on a program created by Mayo professor Dr. Amit Sood.

See the mRemedy press release for more information.