WedMD unveils mobile app; new tool from University of Utah aims to cut healthcare costs;

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> At the mHealth summit in Washington, D.C., WebMD Health Corp. announced that it will expand the beta program for its Patient Instructions feature, which allows physicians who use Medscape Mobile to "securely send education and instructions on thousands of conditions, procedures and drugs" to their patients who use the WebMD app or access WebMD on a PC or other mobile device. Announcement

> A new data tool developed by the University of Utah is helping doctors and surgical teams visualize when they stray from protocols by shining a light on the costs incurred by their patients, according to the Salt Lake Tribune. Article

Health Payer News

> Young people may yet come forward in droves to buy coverage on the health insurance exchanges, according to the Washington Post, balancing the financial risks of covering an influx of older, sicklier Americans. Article

Medical Imaging News

> Researchers at the Children's Hospital at Montefiore in New York have determined that the use of ultrasound as the first imaging option to detect appendicitis in children yields comparable results to CT and doesn't result in increased hospital stays, according to the American Journal of Roentgenology. Article

> Radiologists must no longer ask themselves whether they should engage in social media, according to Elliot Fishman, director of diagnostic imaging and body CT at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. The reality, he said during a session at the Radiological Society of North America's annual conference in Chicago, is that "they have to." Article

And Finally... Rudolph with his nose so bright just couldn't take the limelight. Article

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