MASSDEVICE ON CALL — Tennessee-based mobile health products maker Agile Health is broadening its horizons, moving from smoking cessation programs to apps for patients with diabetes.
The company’s myAgileLife program delivers patients customized information, motivation and behavioral guidance via text messages to help patients with Type II diabetes "take control of and effectively manage their condition."
The program has been run through 2 clinical trials overseen by physicians and researchers, according to the company’s online materials, and final results are pending peer review and publication.
Agile CEO Gary Slagle told MobiHealthNews that the new program is designed to halt the hospitalization "revolving door" experienced by many diabetic patients.
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