June 15, 2017
Late last week we did a pre-conference roundup of news from the 77th Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association. Now that the show has concluded, here’s a few more notable stories from the show:
Care4Life texting lowers A1C, but not as consistently as personal intervention
One study presented at the conference looked at 166 Medicaid patients with Type 2 diabetes and an average HbA1c...
April 3, 2017
Healthcare communications software companies Sense Health and Voxiva have merged to form Wellpass, a messaging platform to connect payers, providers and the patients they serve. By joining forces, the two companies are blending sizable customer bases and an experience working with the complex organization structures of Medicaid programs. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed....
November 21, 2013
Voxiva has released an iOS and Android app version of Care4life, its type 2 diabetes management text message program. In the app, users can set medication and appointment reminders, access recipes and nutrition tips, self-report and track blood glucose readings, and track weight and exercise goals. Additionally, the app sends users the same messages they would receive through the texting program...
October 21, 2013
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology Beacon Community program, established under the HITECH act, gives grants to local communities to explore health IT innovations. Three Beacon Communities that have been piloting text-message-based diabetes interventions published a paper in the Journal of Medical Internet Research detailing some challenges and best practices...
June 10, 2013
Health-focused mobile messaging company Voxiva, best known for powering HHS's Text4Baby initiative, is partnering with health insurance company Harvard Pilgrim Health Care to make its Care4Life type 2 diabetes management platform available to Harvard Pilgrim members.
Harvard Pilgrim is a Boston-based not-for-profit health plan with more than a million members across New England. MobiHealthNews...
October 4, 2012
This week Voxiva, which powers the technology behind the federal government's Text4Baby program, announced the official launch of Care4Life, a mobile-based diabetes education and support program that leverages text messaging, a mobile app and a web portal. HealthInsight, a multi-specialty care delivery network in the Utah Beacon community is currently evaluating Care4Life.
"Since 99 percent of...