Bezos previously invested in health IT; New report from IDC Health Insights gives mobile framework;

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> Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos may have just purchased the Washington Post for $250 million, but as an article in GigaOM points out, he's also shown an interest in health IT. Companies he's previously invested in include medical clinic group Qliance and physician-booking portal ZocDoc. Article

Mobile Healthcare News

> A new report from IDC Health Insights provides a framework of stages, critical measures, outcomes, and actions required for healthcare organizations to "effectively advance along the successive stages of mobility competency toward a culture of mobile engagement." Article

> An iPad voice output app is being developed by University of Kansas researchers under a $1.2 million grant from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders in order to determine if the technology is effective in improving the social skills of children with autism, according to an announcement. Article

Provider News

> A neutral regulatory environment that doesn't favor one kind of provider or payer over another is key to the success of accountable care organizations (ACOs), according to an analysis published in the August issue of Health Affairs. Regulatory favoritism "could drive efficient organizations from the market and thus increase costs or reduce quality of and access to care," the authors argue in their analysis and commentary. Article

> Hospitals can prevent medical errors during cardiac surgeries by training operating room staff on how to communicate with one another and work together as a team, according to a new scientific statement by the American Heart Association (AHA). Article

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