Big data's role in healthcare examined; Junior college boasts state-of-the-art health lab;

> A new tracking system being used by doctors at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush (MOR) in Winfield, Ill., is helping patients with hip and knee replacements to gauge the effectiveness of the interaction between the implant and their body.  According to an MOR announcement, the technology consists of radiostereometric  beads implanted into a patient that monitor if an implant has moved or is wearing down. Press release

> A recent Wall Street Journal article examined big data and its increasing role in healthcare. According to the article, companies have been using data of late to detect weak market signals. "One of the biggest potential areas of application for society is healthcare," the author wrote. Article

> You probably wouldn't expect a health technology lab at a junior college to be the envy of larger universities, but that apparently is the case, according to The Modesto Bee. Modesto (Calif.) Junior College's new Glacier Hall, which officially was dedicated last week, boasts "animatronic medical mannequins ... smart boards that operate by touch," and a number of other features for students. Article

And Finally... Talk about false hope! Article