October 15, 2014
San Diego, California-based GreatCall, the company that makes smartphones and flip phones for seniors, has partnered with Rite Aid to distribute Great Call products in more than 4,000 Rite Aid pharmacies. In addition, as an extra facet to the partnership, the Touch3, GreatCall's current smartphone model, will now come with the Rite Aid pharmacy app pre-loaded.
“Today’s older adults are redefining...
August 30, 2013
GreatCall announced the launch of Jitterbug Touch 2, its second generation smartphone offering for older Americans. GreatCall's Jitterbug phones offer simplified user interfaces, cheaper data plans, and built-in health apps, all specifically geared to the older, less tech-savvy demographic.
The company, which recently partnered with Bosch Healthcare, launched the Jitterbug Touch in October 2012....
February 29, 2012
This week health insurance company UnitedHealthcare launched a new mobile health app, Health4Me, that gives its employer plan customers access to a registered nurse 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The app is currently only available for Apple iPhone or iPad users, but United plans to launch an Android version of the app this spring.
Health4Me is a free app that also helps users to locate...
May 10, 2011
This week, GreatCall announced the nationwide availability of its mobile personal emergency response system (mPERS), called 5Star. GreatCall subscribers who use a Jitterbug J phone can add the 24/7 emergency service to their rate plan for an additional $14.99 per month. GreatCall acquired mPERS startup MobiWatch in November 2009, the all-stock deal for MobiWatch was valued at around $100,000, ...
May 4, 2011
This week at the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) conference in Tampa, Florida MobiHealthNews sat down with Marty Cooper, the inventor of the modern cellphone to discuss mobile health's future, tech hype, current challenges and more. The New York Times' technology columnist David Pogue interviewed Cooper on-stage at the event during a plenary session this past Sunday, but their...
December 1, 2010
Will AppStores really lose their influence? There's been a lot of buzz about the latest mobile health apps trends from Research2Guidance's developer survey -- the idea that AppStore will lose their dominance as the distribution channel for mobile health apps and "traditional healthcare channels" will take over. The survey actually found that about half of the developers surveyed believe AppStores...
August 25, 2010
GreatCall, which offers the easy-to-use Jitterbug mobile phone service has added two more mobile health offerings to its Services Store: Medication Reminder and Check in Call.
Jitterbug subscribers who sign up for the new $10-a-month medication reminder service will receive an automated phone call that reminds them to take a particular medication at a given time. The automated call isn't just one...