Consumer medical devices prompt growth of mobile healthcare; Ethnic disparities cost health system $24B per year;

> Consumer wellness devices--such as those linking medical devices to smartphones--are likely to drive a growing global market for mobile healthcare, according to a new study. FierceMobileHealthcare

> An HHS official said last week disparities in how ethnic minorities and rural residents are treated is costing the health system $24B. FierceHealthFinance

> Rolling out a program subsidizing physician EMRs can be very expensive. But execs with this New York hospital think their $400 million investment in EMR subsidies for doctors will pay off handsomely over time. FierceHealthFinance

> A new study by PricewaterhouseCoopers concludes that more than three-quarters of healthcare execs believe that EMR data will become their most valuable asset over the next five years. FierceEMR

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