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December 27, 2012
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  • Health care apps may make major clinical strides in 2013
    Consumers, who have been reluctant to download mobile health applications other than those focused on fitness and weight, might reach for more clinical apps in 2013 as the range of monitoring and disease management software broadens. Regulatory changes are also expected to encourage the growth in clinical software, according to industry analysts. GigaOm (12/24) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  EHRs and MU 
  • EHR system in Mo. hospital links patients, docs
    Installation of the Epic EHR system was recently completed at Mercy McCune-Brooks Hospital in Carthage, Mo., something hospital officials say will benefit patients and clinicians. Patients can also connect with providers online through the MyMercy program. The Joplin Globe (Mo.) (12/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Advancing Care With IT 
  • Calif. health plan to unveil telemedicine service
    Anthem Blue Cross in California is set to unveil a Web-based telemedicine system known as LiveHealth Online early next year. The system will allow physicians and member patients to connect via two-way video to discuss nonemergency health issues, and data can, with permission, be shared with patients' primary care doctors. Healthcare Informatics online (12/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Value of DNA sequencing must be shared across societies, experts say
    Using cheaper and faster tools for DNA sequencing presents novel ways to combat disease and address other issues, but sharing the value of this technology across cultures will be among the biggest obstacles facing DNA scientists, experts said at a recent Nobel meeting in Sweden. Helga Nowotny of the European Research Council noted that academic centers in developed countries have most of the genetics expertise, and she cautions that it needs to be shared. "One possibility would be that we would end up with a genetic divide," she said. "I'm most afraid of the corrosive effects of inequalities." Health Data Management (12/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Pediatrics group improves docs' data sharing through HIE
    Pediatric Alliance is joining the ClinicalConnect Health Information Exchange network, providing clinicians with immediate access to important patient data such as allergy information and hospitalization history. "Pediatric Alliance is committed to continuing to serve our patients with high quality, cost-effective care," said Pediatric Alliance CEO James Troup. "ClinicalConnect HIE is an important tool in helping us to meet that commitment, particularly in emergency situations." American City Business Journals/Pittsburgh (12/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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