Agile Health Releases Kick Buts 2.0

1-27-2013 12-29-42 PM

Agile Health, a company specializing in text-based disease management solutions, announces the release of Kick Buts 2.0. The first version of Kick Buts is the only text-based smoking cessation program to have successfully completed multiple peer-reviewed clinical trials. A controlled study published in June 2011 found that the program more than doubled smoking quit rates at the six-month mark.

As covered by HIStalk Connect, the Cochrane Library released similar findings in November 2012, concluding that the value of text-based smoking cessation is that it reduces costs for the health system and is generally more accessible to patients in rural areas.

Kick Buts 2.0 brings some interesting social integration points into the support circle:

  • Facebook integration – Kick Buts patients can enroll using their Facebook accounts, post progress badges, and identify support friends that will be reminded to send periodic words of encouragement.
  • Portal enhancements – the Kick Buts portal has undergone an update. Patients can read advice and testimonials from other users, research the effectiveness of different quit methods, track their own progress, and read coping strategies.
  • Spanish translation – the new web portal content and text message library have been translated to support a Spanish-speaking audience.
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