Air Force uses virtual reality to treat soldiers with PTSD; SoloHealth, Dell partner to bring health kiosks to retailers;

> A new survey of more than 500 health IT decision makers by Imprivata determined that desktop virtualization in hospitals is likely to grow by 44 percent in 2013. Seventy percent of respondents said they are using "strong authentication," such as fingerprint biometrics, to access server hosted virtual desktops. Announcement

> A recent piece in Brain World magazine digs into the inner workings for the Air Force's virtual reality system for treating soldiers with post traumatic stress disorder. The article compares the technology to an aircraft simulator that can teach pilots how to fly planes in extreme conditions, and calls the system a "promising alternative" to imaginal exposure therapy, in which PTSD patients are forced to imagine their traumatic experiences. Article

> SoloHealth, a Duluth, Ga.-based maker of health kiosks, and Dell are collaborating to bring newer kiosks to retail locations this fall, Drug Store News reports. Dell will manufacture the kiosks, which will enable patients to get quick vision screenings and blood pressure readings, and also can connect users with local medical professionals. Post

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