Bracelet with sensor aids hand-washing efforts; VA picks vendor for health records modules;

> In the next decade, robots that care for patients in their homes will expand as costs drop, according to an article in the Silicon Valley Mercury News. Robots could communicate with seniors, for example, monitoring them for falls and medication intake. The question: Will seniors go along with the idea? Article

> The Department of Veterans Affairs has awarded a $4.5 million contract to Ray Group International LLC, to refactor or reorganize the legacy code of VA's VistA electronic health record system into modular components. Article

> A digital bracelet that works alongside sensor-embedded soap dispensers detects if the user has washed his or her hands properly. The device has a tiny red LED light to remind the wearer to wash his or her hands between patients. Article

> The Statewide Health Information Network of New York has partnered with New York City's Interboro Regional Health Information Organization (RHIO), the organizations said. Announcement

And Finally… Take that, Cujo. Article

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