Tag: mHealth behavior

Can texting keep teens from becoming depressed?

mHealth Research Digest with Tim Bredrup Preventing depression during adolescence may reduce health problems in adulthood.  Mobile phones make it possible to deliver prevention programs scalable to a variety of large populations.  Researchers at the University of Auckland in New Zealand used these concepts to develop and test an intervention for adolescents focused on preventing […]

Aetna, WellPoint, and UnitedHealth Group investing in mobile health app industry

With recent investments and pilot projects announced, Aetna, along with WellPoint, UnitedHealth Group and their competitors, say they are serious about being a major part of the mobile heath movement. Aetna purchased iTriage, formerly Healthagen, the maker of the popular iTriage app, for an undisclosed sum in September 2011. The app allows the user to […]