Aetna has launched new two mobile apps for its CarePass health and wellness digital platform. The Care4Today Mobile Health Manager is designed to make it more convenient for consumers to take their medications, and the meQuilibrium app, intended to help users reduce stress.

Aetna said the CarePass platform helps people set and track personalized health and wellness goals for physical activity, sleep and nutrition. By adding Care4Today Mobile Health Manager to CarePass, users and their care givers now are able to track their medication usage as part of their overall health, Aetna said. The app also is intended to motivate users to take their medications by allowing them to select a charity that will receive a donation from the sponsors for each day the user indicates he or she has taken all of his or her

“Many Americans have a lower quality of life and experience preventable health issues, adding billions of dollars to the health care system, because people do not take their prescribed medications,” said Martha Wofford, VP and head of CarePass from Aetna.  “There are a myriad of reasons why medication adherence is low and we believe removing barriers and making it easier for consumers to take their medications is important. As we continue to add new areas to CarePass around medication adherence and stress, we seek to provide people tools to manage their whole health and hopefully help people shift from thinking about health care to taking care of their health.”

The meQ app, from meQuilibrium, is intended to help people reduce their personal stressors with a digital coaching system delivered over the web and on mobile devices. Through the mobile app, people can track and analyze emotions to discover what triggers stress and to manage it with customized daily tips, the company said.

“MeQ leverages resilience training to help users retrain their approach to stress, thereby accelerating behavioral change, leading to improved levels of engagement and productivity,” the company said. “The meQ system is based on a proprietary clinical program derived from over 20 years of research on affecting lifestyle changes.”

The CarePass platform now includes more than 20 apps, which have been downloaded by more than 100 million users, Aetna said.

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