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The FDA launches first inquiry into medical iPhone app

venturebeat.com
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) this week launched its first investigation into an unregulated mobile medical app. Medical diagnosis on-the-go offers a new opportunity for health entrepreneurs. But the FDA believes that patient safety is potentially at risk with some — but not all — of these apps. The agency...
The FDA launches first inquiry into medical iPhone app

Crowdfunding a crack scandal -- did Gawker go too far?

paidcontent.org
Who says Canada is boring? The mayor of the country’s biggest city is at the center of a crack cocaine scandal, and now U.S. blog Gawker is asking readers to chip in and buy the video evidence for $200,000. In case you missed it, the controversy turns on Toronto’s buffoonish...
Crowdfunding a crack scandal -- did Gawker go too far?

Internet of Things: Hype or Reality?

allthingsd.com
Nearly 15 years ago, RFID technology pioneer Kevin Ashton coined the term Internet of Things (IoT). He believed that this idea had the potential to change the world “if we had computers that knew everything there was to know about things.” That is as powerful a statement today as it...
Internet of Things: Hype or Reality?

Hospital Outfits Staff with 100 iPads

mashable.com
A hospital district in Visalia, California, has ordered 100 iPads to provide staff with access to rudimentary applications like e-mail, as well as X-ray images, EKG results and patient monitoring programs around its five sites.Nick Volosin, the hospital’s director of technical services, thinks the iPad is a superior alternative...
Hospital Outfits Staff with 100 iPads

Letters: Sunday Dialogue: A New School Schedule?

www.nytimes.com
Readers react to a proposal for a longer school year and day.    ...
Letters: Sunday Dialogue: A New School Schedule?
How Aetna is using big data to improve patient health
Qpid gets $3M to make electronic health records easy-to-use

Touch Surgery: the iPad app that teaches surgeons how to operate

www.guardian.co.uk
Forget the board game Operation: this new mobile surgical simulator lets you tap and swipe your way through the steps of an operation in a radical new model of interactive trainingWith an effortless swipe of the finger, you slice open the patient's skin. A gentle pinch and the flesh is...
Touch Surgery: the iPad app that teaches surgeons how to operate

St Teresa's Hospital: IT budget to grow more than 20%

www.computerworld.com
Demand for services and the need to ensure patient safety drive IT spending at St Teresa's Hospital....
St Teresa's Hospital: IT budget to grow more than 20%
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