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ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic captured the top two prizes for Innovative Services in Health Management, one of twelve categories presented by the Edison Awards at the ceremony in Chicago. The gold went to the Mayo Clinic Patient App, which gives Mayo Clinic patients mobile access to their personal medical records and appointment schedules through the secure Patient Online Services account. It also provides the latest news and health information from Mayo Clinic. The app is available on iPad platforms and Android devices.
The winner of the silver award is Mayo's Asthma Connected Care App, a secure Web-based application that helps teenagers with asthma manage their condition and contact their medical team directly. The app, now in a pilot form, will expand to include other clinical areas.
"We are delighted about the awards, they serve as an important recognition of our efforts to reach out to patients in novel ways," says Douglas Wood, M.D., medical director of Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation. "We will continue to develop tools to help patients take charge of their health."
Winners were announced Thursday at the Edison Awards Annual Gala in Chicago.
The Edison Awards program is conducted by Edison Universe, a nonprofit charitable organization dedicated to fostering innovators. The 2013 Edison Awards are sponsored by Nielsen, Discovery Communications, Science Channel, and USA Today.