WASHINGTON, Feb. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Fast Company's annual Most Innovative Companies issue today named Voxiva the 40th most innovative company in the world for "encouraging good health via mobile apps," reinforcing Voxiva's leadership position in the mobile health field. Voxiva joins major companies including Apple (#1), Facebook (#3), Intel (#19), Amazon (#27), PepsiCo (#33), Microsoft (#37), Samsung (#43) and GE (#45) on the Top 50 list. See the full list at: www.fastcompany.com/MIC
Fast Company also ranked the Top 10 Most Innovative Companies by industry where Voxiva is ranked #3 on the list of Most Innovative Companies in the mobile industry along with Foursquare (#1), eBay (#2) and Skype (#4).
"Innovation has never been more important to our economy and our future," said Fast Company editor Robert Safian. "These companies embody what unleashing human potential can accomplish." Fast Company's editorial team evaluated information on thousands of businesses across the globe to create the World's Most Innovative Companies issue.
"We are delighted with this honor from Fast Company," said Voxiva Chairman and President Paul Meyer. "Voxiva is leading the way in turning the world's 5 billion mobile phones into powerful personal tools for improving people's health. We are developing cutting-edge solutions for pregnancy, smoking cessation and diabetes and delivering them at scale across the globe. This is a great milestone for our team, our partners, our customers and the mobile health industry in general."
Since 2001, Washington, DC based Voxiva has been providing interactive mobile health services to help individuals live healthier lives. Voxiva's services were pioneered in emerging markets where the health need and mobile phone reach were greatest. Voxiva is now delivering these services in the United States.
"Mobile health is just beginning," said Justin Sims, Voxiva's CEO, "just like the mobile phone has revolutionized how we live our lives, it will revolutionize how we stay healthy – coaching women through pregnancy or smokers through quitting; helping track diet and exercise; reminding us to take our pills or get a check up."
Voxiva's innovative mobile health services include:
Text4baby, the largest mobile health service in the US with over 140,000 subscribers, was launched by Voxiva in 2010 in partnership with the National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition, Johnson & Johnson, Grey Healthcare Group, CTIA and leading wireless carriers and the US Government. Text4baby delivers free health tips 3 times a week to pregnant women and new moms who text BABY (or BEBE for Spanish) to 511411. The text4baby service is now being implemented in countries around the world.
Voxiva's Text2quit service is an innovative mobile-based smoking cessation service that delivers evidence based coaching through a combination of text, web and e-mail to help smokers through the quit process.
Care4life is Voxiva's mobile-enabled diabetes education and management service. Initially developed in partnership with the Instituto Carlos Slim de la Salud in Mexico, Care4life is now being rolled out in the US.
Founded in 2001, Voxiva is a global pioneer in delivering interactive mobile health services. We leverage the world's 5 billion mobile phones to communicate, interact, and engage people to help them live healthier lives. Our patient engagement services combine multiple technologies - SMS text messaging, interactive voice, email, mobile apps, devices, and the web - to support prevention and wellness, disease management, adherence, and more.
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