UVeBand tells you when to reapply sunscreen; iBlue Button hops to the U.K.;

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> A project on Kickstarter called UVeBand monitors users' exposure to the sun and vibrates when they need to apply more sunscreen, Mashable reports. The wristband's hidden sensor studies UVA and UVB rays and determines when it's time to reapply. Article

> The National Health Service has invited Humetrix to present the iBlueButton app to U.K. audiences this fall, the latter announced. "The latest version of iBlueButton will ultimately enable UK citizens to use their smartphones to access and share their personal health records with healthcare providers at the point of care," the announcement states. Announcement

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> The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT last week released a pair of data briefs on electronic health record adoption and Meaningful Use attestation for acute care hospitals in the United States, based on data from the American Hospital Association. Article

While some providers, no doubt, are frustrated with the current state of electronic health records, optimism lies ahead, according to James Cimino, M.D., chief of Laboratory for Informatics Development at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center in Bethesda, Md. Commentary

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> UnitedHealth isn't providing equal coverage for mental health conditions, instead requiring strict medical criteria and pre-authorizations not needed for primary care, according to a lawsuit from a psychiatrist group and some mental health patients. Article

And Finally... Good heavens, I think you're seeing things. Article

 

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