Aetna

By Chris Gullo September 21, 2011
Arogya World, a US-based non-profit, announced a collaboration with Nokia at the 2011 Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting this week on an SMS-based diabetes prevention program in India. The program aims to raise awareness about diabetes and its prevention through text messages and hopes to reach one million consumers in rural and urban India over the next two years. A consortium of...
By Chris Gullo August 12, 2011
Aetna released a new mobile service this week that allows doctors in Aetna’s Florida network to prescribe medication electronically via smartphone or tablet and receive care recommendations for their patients. The service is supported by NaviNet Mobile Connect and is free to Aetna subscribers. NaviNet Mobile Connect subscribers will now receive "Care Considerations" alerts via email, phone and...
By Brian Dolan December 7, 2010
Health insurer Aetna has agreed to acquire Medicity in a $500 million deal. Salt Lake City-based Medicity develops systems for physicians and hospital groups to coordinate care and exchange medical information. Medicity's health information exchange (HIE) technology reaches more than 760 hospitals and 125,000 doctors. Medicity's HIE platform, of course, extends information to physician's mobile...
By Brian Dolan June 15, 2010
At the America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) Institute conference this week, Aetna and Intel released preliminary findings from their Intel Health Guide pilot for chronic heart failure (CHF) patients. The pilots aim was to demonstrate how remote patient monitoring and nurse case management could improve the health of Medicare patients with CHF. Dr. Randall Krakauer, Aetna’s national Medicare...
By Brian Dolan March 5, 2010
Aetna's "On-the-Go" apps for smartphone users, which we originally wrote about in June 2009, will launch next month, according to the company. Aetna's mobile strategy does not only include smartphone apps -- the company has also launched a mobile-friendly website that's easier to browse from a handheld device and is also launching text message powered services for those users without smartphones...
By Brian Dolan August 7, 2009
"If we have learned one thing, it's that we need to leverage existing devices," Aetna's head of eHealth Product Management, Dan Greden said during his presentation at the World Healthcare Congress' Wireless Health event in Boston last week. Aetna has more than 19 million customers for its medical insurance plans. "A very good example is the iPhone as exercise tracker," Greden explained. "Someone...
By Brian Dolan June 25, 2009
Aetna's Head of Digital Engagement Strategy and Innovation Robert Heyl gave attendees at this week's Healthcare Unbound conference in Seattle a sneak peak at the company's mobile plans as well as an update on how well Aetna's customers have been engaged with its health information portal SmartSource. Heyl said SmartSource aims to bring resources together that enable Aetna members to go to one...