App tests health IQ; Aetna Foundation adds mHealth component to innovation challenge;

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> Several former Google employees have developed a free medical mobile IQ test app, called Hi.Q, focused on improving medical knowledge by offering 10,000 questions spanning across 300 various topics, according to a Reuters report. So far 250,000 people are using the app, which is in a trial phrase. Article

> A new business mentorship program is aimed at helping mHealth startups create technologies to boost access to quality healthcare services. The University of Kansas Medical Center, Techstar and Sprint developed the start-up accelerator effort, according to an announcement. Article

> The Aetna Foundation is expanding its digital health innovation challenge investment with a new competition to drive new mHealth tools for patients managing chronic conditions in underserved areas, according to MedCity News. Six teams will be awarded up to $750,000 for tool development. Article

Provider News

> The blogosphere is full of healthcare bloggers who offer their thoughts on the rapid changes within the industry. But amid all the noise, how do you know which ones you should follow? FierceHealthcare looks at some of the best reads in the industry from leaders within the healthcare sector. Article

> More and more states are jumping on the bandwagon of expanding the role of advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) to improve healthcare outcomes and make up for the looming physician shortage. Lawmakers in Minnesota recently passed a law that gives APRNs the authority to diagnose and refer patients, order tests and write prescriptions, according to a report from Minneapolis radio station KARE11. Article           

Health Insurance News

> Humana's success in controlling costs has come in large part from an emphasis on member engagement, says CEO Bruce Broussard. The effort focuses on "lifestyle medicine" as an approach to treating chronic conditions, Broussard stated at an event covered by Louisville Business First. Other engagement efforts include home inspections and HumanaVitality, a fitness rewards program that saves participants more than $600 in annual claims costs. Article

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