March 18, 2014
Less than a year after COO and chief information security officer Grant Elliott left Voxiva to found his own company, Washington, DC-based Ostendio, it has launched its first product, MyVirtualComplianceManager (myVCM), in open beta. The product is a software-as-a-service offering currently aimed at helping health IT companies better achieve and prove HIPAA compliance. Elliott said it came...
October 28, 2013
Infield Health's Healthy Steps app.
People in a Weight Watchers program who received motivational and reminder text messages lost an average of 4.5 pounds more in a 12-week period than those who were left to their own volition, a newly published study found. Text messaging also showed promise for increasing exercise and promoting other healthy behaviors, according to researchers from Virginia...
September 19, 2011
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced this week two new SMS smoking cessation programs, QuitNowTXT and SmokeFreeTXT, as part of their Text4Health initiative. The programs, a collaboration with the National Cancer Institute, are aimed separately at adults, and teens/young adults, respectively.
HHS formed the Text4Health Task Force in November 2010 to provide ...