Weekly MaxWellness

The absolute latest in wellness, from #wearables to #mhealth.

What you need to know this week in the world of wellness, compiled by our in-house mobile wellness geek extraordinaire, Taylor Pechachek.

Mark Bertolini, CEO of Aetna, opens #HIMSS

  • 3 prescriptions to build a new "foundation for health", including investing in wellness

Hottest wearables on the market?

  • "In 2013, Fitbits, Jawbone UPs, and Nike FuelBands accounted for 97 percent of all smartphone-enabled activity trackers sold at brick-and-mortar stores or through big e-commerce sites."

A local wearable startup emerges from semi-stealth with big VC cash

  • "Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Quanttus, a stealthy MIT startup working on wearable vital sign monitoring, has raised $19 million in first round funding from Khosla Ventures and Matrix Partners. The company has previously raised $3 million in seed funds from Vinod Khosla."

Importance of design and timing in patient engagement and mobile health

  • This enablement – of enhancing peoples’ health literacy and “muscles” as health consumers – then generates trust and sets the stage for health engagement and better health outcomes.

Great infographic on the health care and provider-side of #mhealth

  • Pretty self-explanatory.

115 mind-blowing #mhealth and #telehealth stats and trends

  • An epic list of statistics for all you data nerds.