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Microsoft, Tracfone Team On Mobile Health Services

health care app "For several years, our patients with chronic health conditions like diabetes have benefited from access to their personal health record in HealthVault," said Kevin Kearns, president and CEO of Health Choice Network. "We are excited to include a mobile smartphone to extend the platform for patient engagement and enhance our ability to provide, connect and utilize the tools to drive better outcomes." According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 29.1 million people in the United States, 9.3 percent of the population, have diabetes. The program targets "underserved and high-risk populations," according to the companies. As part of the initiative, Health Choice Network is developing an app that delivers treatment reminders and aids in the monitoring and tracking of blood sugar levels. "The pilot's goal is to demonstrate how access to mobile technology can help improve patient compliance, education and ultimately disease-related outcomes," said the companies in a statement.
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