AllOne Health announced that its pilot with the U.S. Army, called mCare, has facilitated more than 5,000 messages to the 100 "wounded warriors" participating in the program. The participants are U.S. veterans with traumatic brain injuries who typically need constant follow-ups and continuing medical care. The Army and AllOne plan to expand the number of participants to 10,000 wounded warriors.
Here's an excerpt from the Government Technology article:
"Participating veterans must have phones with text messaging and picture message capabilities. However, if they don't have a phone, one is provided for free. In addition, veterans who already have phones with these features, but do not have a data plan, can add one and are then reimbursed by AllOne Mobile.
mCare is a downloadable mobile application that facilitates two-way communication between patients, doctors and approved third parties. The application lets users store health-care information on their phone in one place and provides a secure channel for sending and receiving messages, according to the company.
mCare has a Web portal with a dashboard that lets patients provide feedback about their sleeping habits and mood swings to their case managers. Patients can also get tips and appointment reminders, which have proven to be beneficial. According to preliminary survey results, more than 75 percent of users think it's easy to use and 90 percent said the wellness tips have been helpful."
For more details, be sure to read the entire feature over at GovTech