Now Apps can Help you Make Health Choices

Lyfechannel wins the Mobile App Challenge

HHS Assistant Secretary for Health, Howard K. Koh, MD, MPH, announced today that Lyfechannel is the winner of the Mobile App Challenge. The all in one app, called myfamily, will assist individuals in organzing their family’s health through customized prevention information for each family member.

The app, specifies the preventive care benefits and services covered by the Affordable Care Act. This app will enalbe individuals to take charge of and improve their family’s health. Subscribers 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. Research has demonstrated that patients who actively manage their own health care have better health outcomes and electronic tools can enable them to be better health consumers.

“This app will empower consumers to improve and maintain their health. According to Dr. Koh. “Families can now use preventive care information to make informed, personalized health care decisions right from their smart phone.”

The myfamily app was developed by Lyfechannel, a privately-held company that converts evidence-based health behavior and adherence studies into mobile patient experiences.
Lyfechannel is headquartered in San Carlos, Calif.

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