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By Brian Dolan 01:00 am June 24, 2010
At the end of January it became clear that one of the key mobile health industry partnerships would soon be coming to an end: AllOne Mobile offered Diversinet a $3 million break-up fee. Six months later after the two companies finally came to a settlement, AllOne Mobile has agreed to pay Diversinet $4 million. AllOne's parent company has also agreed to relinquish its almost 7 million shares in...
By Brian Dolan 12:02 pm April 14, 2010
Kaiser Permanente Southern California recently announced plans to pilot FitOrbit's online and mobile fitness training services to selected members who are trying to lose weight. KP Southern California serves some 3 million residents but the pilot is open to members who are 29 to 45 years old, 25 or more pounds overweight, and have regular Internet access at home or work. FitOrbit offers a "...
By Brian Dolan 11:24 am April 14, 2010
An "odd couple" is how the New York Times described the pairing of insurer UnitedHealth and community fitness center chain YMCA. In an effort to prevent members from developing diabetes, UnitedHealth Group announced this week that it would pay for 16-week at the YMCA that explain how changes in eating, exercise and other lifestyle habits can help prevent Type 2 diabetes. The program is free for...