Non-profit will relaunch Ingenix database; Text messages for healthcare getting hot;

> The physician rate database once maintained by UnitedHealth subsidiary Ingenix will re-launch next year under management of a nonprofit. The database is funded to the tune of about $100 million by health plans. FierceHealthFinance

> A tech firm focused on secure text messaging has launched a healthcare division, a step that underlines the importance text messaging is assuming in healthcare communications. FierceMobileHealthcare

> Rice University and the Texas Heart Institute have won a $1 million grant to study MRI technology and use adult stem cells within humans to fix damaged hearts. Article

> With the growth of online options for physicians, at least one practice has gone completely digital, a company named HelloHealth which is essentially a web-based medical group. Hospital Impact contributor Chris Cornue argues that such an approach might be smart. Blog

And Finally... This man may be enjoying himself, but his hobby could kill him. Couldn't he just take up needlepoint? Article