Trends health IT job seekers should follow; Smart shoe insole cold help to correct walking problems;

> Cloud computing and increased use of clinical data analytics are among trends job seekers in the health IT industry should watch, according to an article published this week at For instance, Bill Spooner, CIO at Sharp Healthcare in San Diego, tells that big data is starting to move into the mainstream. "We are seeing HIT companies begin to apply advanced analytics tools to understand population health opportunities, increasingly important as the industry advances to … accountable care models," Spooner says. Article

> Researchers have created a new artificial lens using gradient refractive index optics technology that is nearly identical to the natural lens of a human eye. A study outlining the efforts was published this week in the journal Optics Express, and could lead to the creation of "superior ground and aerial surveillance technology," as well as more natural performance in implantable lenses to replace damaged human eye lenses. Study

> A University of Utah professor is developing a smartphone application that wirelessly tracks data from a smart shoe insole that could help correct walking problems for people with artificial legs, hip replacements and broken legs. Called the Rapid Rehab system, it utilizes a custom gel insole with force sensors, accelerometers and gyroscopes to detect a person's gait, monitoring each footstep and providing continuous real-time feedback as they walk. FierceMobileHealthcare

And Finally… Just a reminder, tattoos are forever. Article

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