GE, Microsoft joint venture has a name; New York AG unveils proposal to update online database for prescription drugs;

> GE and Microsoft this week unveiled the name of their joint venture--Caradigm--which was announced in December. According to officials, the "50-50 joint venture," which is expected to officially launch in the first half of this year, will enable health systems and professionals to use real-time intelligence for quality improvement. Announcement

> New York Attorney General Eric Schniderman unveiled a proposal last week to create a real-time online database for prescription drugs, iHealthBeat reported. The database would be required to update every time a physician prescribes a narcotic. Article

> Researchers at Northwestern University are testing whether smartphones could be used as intervention tools to fill a gap in care. In the recent pilot study, the researchers developed Mobilyze, an app that used nearly 40 phone sensor values, such as the global positioning system, ambient light and recent calls. FierceMobileHealthcare

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