CDW teams with ConnectedLiving to get seniors online; FDASIA workgroup holds first meeting;

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> CDW Healthcare and ConnectedLiving are partnering to get seniors online and using technology. "Our mission is to provide the tools and resources to propel seniors along the path to independence," Sarah Hoit, CEO and co-founder of ConnectedLiving, said in an announcement. "We want to make virtual socialization an inherent part of seniors' lives. In doing so, ConnectedLiving not only improves their quality of life, but also creates better health outcomes at a lower cost." Announcement

> The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Safety Innovation Act workgroup held its first meeting on Monday. National Coordinator for Health IT Farzad Mostashari told workgroup members at the meeting that while technology would be "critical for transforming healthcare," the benefits also must be weighed against "concerns for privacy and security, as well as safety," HealthcareInfoSecurity reports. Article

Mobile Healthcare News

> A European Union-funded mHealth project to develop a mobile device using nanotechnology to rapidly detect malaria infection and drug resistance will be ready for field testing in 2013--a year ahead of schedule--according to a university announcement. Article

Health Insurance News

> Despite deadlines, costs and confusion, an Obama administration official from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services and various health policy experts maintain that the Affordable Care Act has accomplished many things in its three years of existence. While it has a ways to go, they agreed that the ACA is "on the right track." Article

And Finally… Hopefully she didn't have a hard time getting her kids to eat vegetables beforehand. Article

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