Video-analysis software enables non-invasive cardiac monitoring; Facebook looks to standardize organ donation process;

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> A computer program touted at last month's IEEE Computer Vision Pattern Recognition conference in Portland, Ore., can measure a person's pulse through video examinations, Inside Science News Service reported.  According to researchers, the program holds potential for non-invasively checking on the health of fragile patients like newborns and the elderly. Post

> On the heels of research published last month showing that Facebook use boosted organ-donation efforts, the social networking site is working to standardize the process, American Medical News reported. Functionality enabling patients to bring attention to their situations could go live as early as the end of this year, according to the article. Article

Health Insurance News

> Enrollment in health savings accounts (HSA) has grown to roughly 15.5 million people--an increase of almost 15 percent from last year, according to a new census report from America's Health Insurance Plans. What's more, AHIP found HSA enrollment has more than tripled in the last six years. The biggest membership increase--from 7.9 million in January 2012 to 9.6 million this January--occurred in the large group market, which has almost 70 percent of all HSA enrollment in 2013, up from 59 percent in 2012. Article

Mobile Health News

> A new report from the mHealth Alliance, Thomson Reuters Foundation, Merck, and Baker & McKenzie identifies the policy gaps and legal and technological changes that need to be addressed in order to strengthen privacy laws that relate to mobile healthcare. With an overview of the current state of mHealth privacy and security laws, the report provides a "functional framework" for addressing worldwide mHealth privacy law issues, which the authors say can be applied to analyze existing privacy law systems and proposals for new privacy laws and regulation. Article

And Finally… There are many nights I don't eat this well. Article


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