US Army piloting mobile health for wounded veterans

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Following up on our 14 November coverage of health management converging with mobile technology, the US Army’s Mobile Care (mCare) pilot program for seriously wounded veterans is using the AllOne Mobile platform for communication and data sharing between veterans and case managers, as well as authorized third parties.  Phones need to be text-messaging capable (if the veteran does not have one, it’s supplied for free and the data plan is reimbursed). It enables easier follow up and reminders.  Right now the program has 100 soldiers but the plan is to roll out to 10,000 by the end of 2010.   mCare is one of three programs that the Army’s TATRC (Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center) is piloting.  Article.