4G technologies could represent a breakthrough; CA exchange embraces smartphones;

> New mobile health technologies, coupled with 4G wireless broadband networks, could change the way care is delivered. Blog entry

> A health information exchange in Silicon Valley will make EMR and administrative data from El Camino Hospital available to clinicians on multiple platforms, including smartphones. Article

> Halo Monitoring, maker of wireless home monitoring devices, has started national distribution through authorized resellers. Press release

> AirStrip OB, a wireless vitals monitor for labor and delivery that transmits data to smartphones, released a BlackBerry version of its reader application. Press release

> Verizon Wireless has completed a 3G network build-out at the Temple University Hospital campus in Philadelphia. Press release

> First there was 411 for information and 911 for emergencies. Some cities have 311 for municipal services. Now, residents of Nova Scotia can dial 811 and be connected to a nurse for 24/7 health information. Article

> IntriCon, a St. Paul, MN-based maker of wearable health monitors, has purchased cardiac diagnostic monitoring device vendor Datrix, of Escondido, CA. Press release

> Hospitals can now use the Checkpoint Wireless Temperature Monitoring System, from San Francisco-based Tempsys, on existing Wi-Fi networks. News brief

> Saudi Arabia is said to be the first country in the Middle East to monitor public health outbreaks with mobile phones. Article

And Finally... Reports of voicemail's demise have been greatly exaggerated. FierceHealthcare