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Surgeon General Announces Four Winners of “Healthy Apps Challenge”


Back in December at the mHealth Summit, the Surgeon General’s office launched a challenge that called on mobile app developers to create apps in three different categories; healthy eating & nutrition; physical fitness/activity; and integrative health and well-being.

In the healthy eating category, joint winners were selected as “equally outstanding submissions,” including GoodGuide — an app that makes it easy to get the information you need about your food, personal care and household products to aid in making healthy decisions — as well as Fooducate, which uses barcode scanning to allow you to scan the products you buy to quickly get information on that food’s health value.

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UnitedHealthcare Debuts “Health4Me” Mobile App for iOS Devices, Coming Soon for Android


Health plan provider UnitedHealthcare has debuted a new mobile app for iOS devices called “Health4Me,” which provides 24/7 access to a registered nurse, a physician/hospital locator, and access to personal health benefits information among other features.

In addition, the new app features “Easy Connect” functionality that allows members to request a callback from a UnitedHealthcare service representative with a touch of  a screen.  Launched now for iOS devices, the new app will be out soon for Android as well.

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CVS Caremark launches their Caremark.com App for Android


CVS Caremark, the largest Pharmacy Health Care Provider in the US, announced the release of their new Android application for medication management.

The new application is available with Android 2.1 OS phones and above, along with the iPhone application that has been available since July of 2010. This application is free in the Android Market, and further broadens their members’ mobile access to securely manage their prescriptions online.

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US Army Updates Medical Communications App For Availability via iPhone, iPad & Android Devices


The US Army is adopting mHealth applications and technology at a rapid pace, most likely because mobile health concepts and applications are vital in areas that require remote access, rapid deployment and advanced medical tools delivered to mobile devices — as is the case for the US Army.

The US Army’s Medical Communications for Combat Casualty Care (MC4) is a central application that integrates, fields and supports a comprehensive medical information system, enabling lifelong electronic medical records, streamlined medical logistics and enhanced situational awareness for Army operational forces.  The system was previously only available as a PDF on special computers connected to the Army Knowledge Online network.  Now, the updated app allows for clinical documentation, review of patient data, access to reference and decision support tools, and more, all from devices running Android or iOS — including iPhones and iPads.

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Heart Rate Smartphone App Sees 10 Million Downloads In One Year


It was announced today that “Instant Heart Rate,” a mobile app developed by Azumio that uses biofeedback to monitor your heart rate, has hit 10 million total downloads just a year after launching.

The app, available for iOS and Android, measures a user’s heart rate in only 10 seconds by using their smartphone’s camera and flash to track color changes in the light that passes through the index finger as new blood is delivered with every heartbeat.  Fully and independently tested by nurses, MDs, EMTs and fitness coaches, Instant Heart Rate operates on the same principle as the medical pulse oximeters placed over the fingertip in a doctor’s office for a quick pulse reading. Simply place your finger over the camera lens in your smartphone, hold it steady, and the app will display your current heart rate on the screen in 10 seconds or less with no external sensors required.

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