Can mHealth Improve Diabetes Care?

While instances of diabetes continue to rise, mobile health is making a difference in the lives of diabetics. In a study conducted over 6 months at the University of Chicago Medical Center, participants saw an improvement in a number of areas of self care including medication adherence, glucose monitoring, foot care, exercise and healthy eating when […]

Users Looking Online for Health Info Continues to Grow

As mobile and social media platforms continue to grow, consumers are finding more ways to engage all aspects of their lives via the web, and health care is not left out. According to HIT Consultant, “80% of Internet users look online for health information.” BettrLife has grown alongside this phenomenon, allowing users to be better […]

Google Fit vs Apple Healthkit

BettrLife features mobile health applications for both iPhone and Android. With the recent launches of both Google Fit and Apple Healthkit we’re excited to see both platforms put health and fitness front and center in their development priorities. The below infographic was recently featured on HealthITConsultant.net and does a great job displaying Google Fit vs Apple […]

New Activity Tracking Devices from Sony, Asus and Garmin

Lost in all the hype leading up to the launch of Apple’s iWatch yesterday were some announcements this month from other activity tracking device makers.  Sony, Asus, and Garmin all introduced new wearables.  Here’s a quick look at the three activity tracking devices and how they stack up: The Garmin Vivosmart is the newest activity tracker of […]

Physician and Patient Engagement

Hospitals, private practices, health plans – everyone is trying to figure out how to provide better engagement between patients and physicians. The rise of the mhealth and telehealth industries has pushed interaction beyond the four walls for the clinic so individuals can interact with their care provider in the comfort of their own home. The […]