The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) has announced that San Carlos, Calif.-based Lyfechannel, developer of the myfamily app, is the winner of its healthfinder.gov Mobile App Challenge. According to HHS, the app, which focuses on the preventive care benefits and services covered by the Affordable Care Act, will empower individuals to take greater action to improve and maintain their family's health.
Users of the myfamily app can find customized prevention information and tips for each member of their family, create personal health alerts, and keep track of medical check-ups and vaccinations. The healthfinder.gov Mobile App Challenge was created for developers and health professionals to work together to co-design a mobile app that customizes content from healthfinder.gov, an HHS website with information and tools for staying healthy, and makes it easy to use for prevention care planning. Announcement