AMA launches second smartphone app; Oregon telemedicine network saves $500K in transportation costs;

> The American Medical Association launched its second smartphone app, "My Medications" to help patients track and manage their medication schedule. The $0.99 app also documents allergies, immunizations and other meds-related data. Article

> Catherine Dower, associate director of research at the Center for the Health Professions at the UCSF, and Barbara Halsey, executive director of the California Workforce Association, suggest an interesting suggestion to solve the healthcare worker shortage in The Golden State--telehealth. Commentary

> Oregon Health & Science University's Telemedicine Network has saved families and their insurance plans roughly $500,000 in transport costs alone, according to OHSU Telemedicine Network Medical Director Dr. Miles Ellenby. Commentary

> Wondering exactly how telehealth might help manage chronic disease? A Virginian-Pilot piece details one diabetic patient's journey to better health via telehealth. Article

> Healthcare imaging firm Barco just released its new MediCal AQWeb Mobile, a QA software tool that calibrates image resolution and clarity on tablets. Article

> U.K.-based telecom giant Vodafone seems poised to take a crack at the mHealth market. Its new report "Evaluating mHealth Adoption Barriers: Human Behavior" got a little lost in the melee earlier this month, but it's worth a look. Report (.pdf)

And Finally... Strapped for cash? Perhaps six "swans-a-swimming" will have to suffice this year. Article

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