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United States : MICROSOFT proposes test theory that smartphones can cut costs and manage chronic diseases with better health results

August 26, 2014



Microsoft has recently proposed a pilot project in partnership with TracFone and Health Choice Network (HCN) to test the theory that smartphones can cut costs and manage chronic diseases like diabetes with better health results.

Under the study, a Nokia Lumia 520 smartphone will be offered to 100 Medicaid diabetic patients from a number of HCN community health centers in the Miami area.

The base platform incorporates all the Microsoft software required for these patients to update their personal health record (HealthVault), communicate safely with the care team (Office 365) and enable the remote management of the device in the event that it's lost or stolen.

The partnership will see TracFone offering the pre-paid services of their cellular network.


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Source: TendersInfo (India)


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