Mobile health startup Cognovant closes its doors; Asthmapolis wins award in the 2013 TripleTree iAwards;

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> After just two years in business, mHealth startup Cognovant has closed up shop. The company has end its quest to give patients a universal mobile app to view and manage their health records. Cognovant's product, PocketHealth, never saw the user adoption it needed to bring in sufficient revenue. Although it "had really good industry recognition," the app didn't get sold to enough medical centers or businesses to take advantage of its enterprise possibilities. Article

> Asthmapolis, the FDA-cleared mHealth solution for asthma and COPD, announced it received the Horizon Award in the 2013 TripleTree iAwards for Connected Health. The TripleTree iAward for Connected Health annually recognizes companies that are demonstrating insight, innovation, and initiative in healthcare through the convergence of wireless, mobile, cloud and social technologies. Article

> Eliza Corporation, a health engagement management provider, announced the addition of mobile rich-media messaging to its suite of multi-modal capabilities. Eliza's mobile messaging extends organizations' abilities to dynamically engage people through their mHealth apps. The company's permission-based, mobile messaging gives organizations the ability to push messages to their mHealth app users and store rich media messages in an app's secure inbox. Article

EMR News

>  More physicians than ever are using electronic health record systems, but they're not as happy with them as they used to be, according to a new survey by Physicians Practice. The survey of 1,291 physicians--sponsored by Louisville, Ky.-based healthcare and medical revenue cycle management company ZirMed--found that 55.4 percent of independent physician practices, and more than three-fourths of physicians overall, are using EHRs that either they or their hospital partners own. Article

Healthcare IT News

> If a recent analysis by the American Health Information Management Association is any indication, hospital ICD-10 implementation efforts are either non-existent or still in their infancy. Published in the June edition of the Journal of AHIMA, the analysis--which focused on a survey of more than 300 HIM professionals representing 293 healthcare facilities--revealed that as of last fall, more than 50 percent of respondents were still in the beginning phases of ICD-10 implementation. Article

And Finally… Just taking it for a spin. Article