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Sensei Health & Wellness Suite Wins Novartis $100K CardioEngagement Challenge


It’s been revealed that Sensei has won the $100K CardioEngagement Challenge sponsored by Novartis.

Sensei, who’s created a mobile app suite that’s described as a fully featured health and wellness program, leverages mobile phones as tracking devices to offer a holistic approach by integrating modules for healthy eating, fitness, weight management, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and diabetes.  Patients can track their health over time and even receive financial incentives in for the form of coupons and promotions to drive motivation and engagement.

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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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Happtique Planning mHealth Application Certification Program


Happtique, a company known for creating a mobile app store specifically for mobile health applications, has announced plans to form a blue-ribbon panel to oversee development of a new mobile healthcare app certification program.

The new certification program will help evaluate and certify new mHealth apps for both professionals and patients.  The certification program will specify quality and performance standards that focus on an app’s “clinical appropriateness and technical functionality.”

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Axial Exchange Wins DHHS’s $25K “Health 2.0” Challenge With its Care Transition Suite


It’s been announced by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) that Axial Exchange has won it’s $25K “Health 2.0” challenge with its innovative Care Transition Suite designed to ensure a “safe transition from hospital to home.”

The contest sponsored by the DHHS called on developers to devise an intuitive application that dealt with the issues and complications often associated with moving a patient into and out of a hospital safely and efficiently.  The challenge brought about 40+ submissions total.

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Frost & Sullivan: mHealth App Market to Reach $392M in 2015


Research firm Frost & Sullivan has published a new report that suggests revenue earned from mHealth apps will reach $392M by 2015.

The report, entitled “Analysis of the U.S. Broadband mHealth Applications Market,” said that the mHealth market earned roughly $230M in 2010, and over the next 3 years is expected to expand exponentially as business models and significant value offerings continue to evolve.  The report also makes note of various restrictions on market entry, however, as seen in 2011 with the release of the FDA’s mHealth guidelines.

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Juniper: 44M mHealth Apps to be Downloaded in 2012, 142M+ By 2016


According to new data out from Juniper Research, it’s now estimated that more than 44 million mobile health apps will be downloaded in 2012, growing to more than 142 million by 2016.

According to the research, a majority of the growth will be triggered by the release of FDA regulations on which types of mobile health apps require agency approval; efforts to realize cost savings through remote patient monitoring; and the development of more consumer-focused applications.  “Acceptance of new healthcare practices like remote patient monitoring will come directly from consumers becoming engaged in [mobile health care] through the smartphone,” said Anthony Cox, an author of the report.

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HealthSaaS & Happtique Partner to Create a Custom Catalog of mHealth Apps for Hospitals & Physicians


It was announced today that two digital health startups are teaming up to create a custom catalog of mobile healthcare applications aimed specifically for use in hospitals and physicians settings.

The two companies entering the partnership are HealthSaaS — a company that provides cloud based solutions for the healthcare industry — and Happtique, a development firm focused on creating mobile app stores for healthcare professionals.  The app catalog the two companies plan to create will facilitate a “secure connection for patients through their mobile phones and tablet devices.”  The technology will link patients to their respective healthcare organizations and even to their personal physicians via a secure network and infrastructure, according to the companies.

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