Medical innovation funding not what it should be; Vision care EMR considered by Army;

> Speaking at this year's annual Cardiovascular Research Technologies conference earlier this month, Stanford University School of Medicine professor Peter J. Fitzgerald, MD, PhD, noted that "fiscal realities" are essentially hamstringing medical innovation in the U.S., reports CMIO. "There is a significant decrease in capital, which can serve as kerosene for innovation," he said. "Without dollars and support, new technologies cannot really come to fruition." Article

> The Department of the Army said it is reviewing industry capabilities for an electronic medical records (EMR) system for its worldwide Army & Air Force Exchange vision care business. This new EMR calls for integration with Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs clinical systems. FierceEMR

> InstantDx/OnCallData last week launched a newly updated mobile applications for the iPad, iPhone, BlackBerry and Android that will provide physicians, hospitals and their emergency rooms, and communities with functionality to complement its new state-of-the-art portal. Press release

> Health Populi's Jane Sarasohn-Kahn was among a slew of health IT experts to descend upon South By Southwest (SXSW) in Austin, Texas, which began last week and runs through this Sunday. Aside from participating in a panel discussion on the future mobile health apps, she also wrote about a session she attended focusing on what the U.S. can learn from emerging mHealth efforts abroad, particularly in Africa. Blog post

And Finally... One way to make a new city feel like home? Bring the home--literally. Article

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