Aetna to give $4M in grants to support mHealth; Adidas sues Under Armour for device patent infringement;

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> The Aetna Foundation has announced more than $1.2 million in grants to support the use of digital health technology, including mobile health, among vulnerable and minority populations. The grants are part of a larger $4 million, three-year digital health commitment from the Aetna Foundation for the implementation and evaluation of technology innovations to help address public health concerns. Article

> Adidas is suing Under Armour over alleged infringement of patents involving fitness training and tracker devices. The lawsuit relates to products sold by fitness technology company MapMyFitness, which Under Armour bought for $150 million in November. Article

> Cellular One has partnered with iSelectMD and Competitive Carriers Association to launch an mHealth service, iSelectMD Mobile, for its mobile subscribers. Cellular One customers in Texas and Louisiana can now enjoy real-time access to advice from healthcare professionals for non-emergency/non-life threatening illnesses. Article

Healthcare News

> Most older Americans worry about how the Affordable Care Act may affect hospital patient care and staffing quality, according to an announcement from API Healthcare. A December survey of 1,700 U.S. adults, commissioned by API and conducted online by Harris Interactive, found that 82 percent of Americans aged 30 and older believe nurses are spread too thin, with 69 percent concerned that millions of new patients entering the healthcare system will cause an overall decrease in quality, according to the statement. Article

Health IT News

> Draft interoperability standards for medical devices could be on their way as soon as April, according to officials from the Office of the National Coordinator of Health IT and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, speaking at the Health Care Innovation Day event hosted last week by the West Health Institute in Washington, D.C. Jeffrey Shuren, director of FDA's Center for Devices and Radiological Health, said during a panel discussion that the FDA has been working with the software and medical device community, and anticipates something going out to the public in the next two months. Article

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