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New University of Michigan research says text messages can help patients be more mindful of how to avoid Type 2 diabetes, yet fewer than half of participants studied stayed throughout duration of the program.

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Pharmaceutical and life sciences database/analytics vendor IMS Health is offering a way for providers and insurers to assess the functionality and value of a mobile medical app before prescribing or paying for it.
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The American Telemedicine Association is applauding a decision from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to expand rural coverage of telemedicine services, which CMS calls telehealth, reimbursable by Medicare.
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Happtique, a mobile health solutions company, announces it has certified 18 health and medical apps through its Health App Certification Program (HACP).
The plague started in Indonesia. A viral infection, it spread quietly at first, making its way from person to person with coughing and sneezing its only symptoms. Then someone infected with the virus got on a plane.
IBM Corp. is making its Watson supercomputer technology available as a cloud-based development platform to aid in the building of new applications with its cognitive computing capabilities.
Allscripts has introduced an application to enable use of its electronic health records via an iPad.
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The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology is seeking public comment through March 30 on privacy and security issues surrounding mobile computing devices.
Vocera Communications had a spectacular start to its initial public offering of stock on March 28, pricing above expectations at $16 per share and opening at $24.

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Unlike some other major industries, health care incorporates geospatial data only sparingly. But that could change quickly with population health a priority.

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