U.S., Mexico adopt technical guidelines for information sharing during public health events; Consultant sees mHealth as a young docs' game;

> The U.S. and Mexico adopted a set of technical guidelines that will outline how information will be shared during public health events and "emergencies of mutual interest," the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services announced this week. In addition, HHS announced that Mexico joined the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Laboratory Response Network, which links national and international labs to enhance responses to public emergencies. Announcement

> Greater Houston Healthconnect, a health information exchange launched in 2010, recently named Philip Beckett, Ph.D., as its chief technology officer. Beckett previously served as the executive director of clinical applications and development at Baylor College of Medicine. Announcement

> Independent consultant David Lee Scher, M.D., believes that mHealth adoption ultimately will be driven by younger doctors. In a post for PhysBizTech, Scher says that the bring-your-own-device policy in the healthcare workplace is more widely accepted by young physicians; he also says that those doctors are more likely to use social media, particularly in a mobile capacity. Post

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