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West Wireless Health Institute Awards $10K Developer Challenge at Health 2.0
Date:10/7/2010

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WWHI issued its challenge, "Accelerating Wireless Health Adoption through a Standardized Social Network Platform," in August, as part of the 2010 Health 2.0 Developer Challenge. Founded in March 2009 by the Gary and Mary West Foundation, WWHI's mission is to lower health care costs by accelerating the availability of wireless health solutions.

"Videntity's winning submission demonstrates the potential of low cost innovations to empower and engage people in managing their health, enabling them to leverage their social connections for motivation and support," said Don Casey, WWHI's CEO. "Such innovations are vital for driving a new paradigm within health care, and ultimately, lowering costs. The Institute is thrilled to make this award to such a creative team."

Viars has years of experience in biometrics research and development, and mobile and web health applications. He specializes in identity verification, transaction management, medical devices and medical informatics. He is a graduate of West Virginia University and holds a Masters of Computer Science and a Masters of Business Administration.

For more information about WWHI, please visit www.westwirelesshealth.org.

ABOUT THE WEST WIRELESS HEALTH INSTITUTE

The West Wireless Health Institute (www.westwirelesshealth.org) is one of the first medical research organizations in the world supporting the exploration and application of wireless technologies to advance infrastructure independent health care. Founded in March 2009 by the Gary and Mary West Foundation, the nonprofit Institute is dedicated to innovating, validating, advocating for, investing in and commercializing wireless technologies to transform medicine. Its mission is to lower health care costs by accelerating the availability of wireless medical technology. The Institute is based
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