August 30, 2012
Every year Inc. Magazine publishes a list of the fastest growing private companies in the United States. While the publication's method has its drawbacks, the resulting list is much more concrete than many of the subjective lists of top companies, apps, or products floating around. Inc. ranks companies by percent growth in revenue over the course of the past few years. What's more Inc. publishes...
August 2, 2012
Consumer health app iTriage is providing mobile appointment scheduling for Walgreen Co.'s Take Care Health Systems clinics in two major markets in a pilot program announced Wednesday.
People in the Chicago and Denver areas can now tap their smartphones to make appointments at Take Care Clinic with the free iTriage app for iPhones and Android, and get an immediate confirmation. The same service...
July 24, 2012
Of the more than 13,600 consumer heath apps we analyzed in April, the vast majority fit snugly into one of our 12 main subcategories, which include cardio fitness, dieting, stress relief, chronic condition management, and medication adherence. Since we began tracking consumer health apps in early 2010 we have noticed a handful of emerging categories of apps that are only now becoming large enough...
June 19, 2012
This week Aetna launched an iPad-specific version of its iTriage app, which it acquired for an undisclosed sum last year. The iTriage app aims to help its users determine what medical condition they might have and where they might choose to go for treatment. More recently the app gave its users the ability to book appointments with select doctors right from their mobile devices.
Like most iOS...
June 7, 2012
This week Aetna added two more mobile health app developers as partners. One is now a part of its CarePass Sync Platform, which is where it has nestled iTriage -- the startup it acquired last year -- as it continues to build up its ACO strategy. MapMyFitness, a fitness app developer that has a number of apps and more than 9 million users, now integrates with CarePass. Meanwhile, GoodRx -- a cost...
May 10, 2012
Aetna is building on its relationship with Arizona's Banner Health Network, one of 32 organizations chosen by CMS last year to participate in the new Pioneer Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) initiative, by equipping the health system with technology offerings from its subsidiaries: Health information exchange technology from Medicity, Active CareTeam clinical decision support tools, and...
January 3, 2012
iTriage announced this week that it has integrated with Microsoft's HealthVault to provide users of the location-aware symptom checker app a read-only view of their personal health records. The integration makes HealthVault data viewable via an iPhone app. iTriage expects to make a similar update to its Android app in the next few weeks.
Aetna acquired iTriage for an undisclosed sum in December;...
December 16, 2011
Aetna has acquired mobile health startup, Healthagen, developer of the popular health app iTriage, for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition marks one of the first exits for a high profile mobile health startup.
Aetna is also leveraging the mobile application in its accountable care organization (ACO) offering, where it will be a key component for consumer engagement, Aetna executives said during...
November 10, 2011
This past week, Apple published more than 240 apps to the health and medical categories of its AppStore. By our count, 132 of those published to the consumer health & fitness category, and we found 112 apps in the medical category. While these numbers are high, it should come as no surprise that a significant amount of them are either not in English or not at all health related.
October 14, 2011
This week MobiHealthNews covered the launch of a new mobile advertising network for healthcare providers, called Tomorrow Networks, that also has plans to target consumers using health apps with relevant advertising. Interestingly, the twist was that the ad network was only interested in apps that made use of a user's location, because, as Tomorrow Networks partner Physicians Interactive's...