Alabama's VA Medical Center alpha testing new EHMobile technology; GE, eHealth Initiative unveil top health IT trends for 2011;

> The VA Medical Center for Birmingham, Ala., is alpha-testing DSS Inc.'s new EHMobile technology in its home health division, hoping to push data input to the patient's bedside, reports Healthcare IT NewsArticle 

> Thinking about self-service kiosks for patients at your hospital or physician office? Hold on--and check out this blog, from Charlene Marietti, a director with Healthcare Informatics' publisher, Vendome Group. She questions both their usefulness, and their efficacy. Blog post 

> Wireless carrier AT&T seems to be waking up to the potential of mobile healthcare. The company just announced it is looking to hire a chief medical information officer to "drive the design, development, and delivery of healthcare information technology offerings to the market." Job posting 

> Growth in the mobile device market, and more patients engaging through mobile channels will be two of the Top 11 HIT trends for 2011, according to GE Healthcare and eHealth Initiative. List (.pdf)

> Medical content/first aid, fitness and chronic disease management will be patients' favorite apps in 2011, according to Fran Turisco, a research exec with the Falls Church, Va.-based research firm CSC. Blog post

And Finally... The root of all evil? Perhaps. Article