Acer to debut mHealth wearable; Unauthorized internal access to data is biggest privacy concern for healthcare providers;

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> Acer is prepping its first mobile healthcare wearable device, a wristband it's calling the Liquid Leap, which is a fitness tracker that will accompany its Liquid Jade smartphone, PCWorld reported. The device keeps track of walking distances and calories burned, and lets users access calls and text messages. Article

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> Telehealth is growing more prevalent and states must adopt policies to address patient safety, writes Joseph C. Kvedar, M.D., founder and director of the Boston-based Partners' Center for Connected Health, in a recent blog post. Article

> Identity management and unauthorized data access by employees are healthcare providers' biggest security and privacy concerns, according to a new report from Orem, Utah-based KLAS Research. Article

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> There are three actions insurers can take to cut healthcare costs without jeopardizing care: reducing price variation, urging doctors to use proven technology and getting more members active in wellness programs. Article

> A handful of health insurance CEOs, including Aetna's Mark T. Bertolini, will not refuse a taxpayer bailout, according to the National Center for Public Policy Research, which questioned payer execs at shareholder meetings. Article

And Finally... I don't think I've owned that many pairs of shoes in my entire life. Article

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