Amazon develops storefront for wearables; IEEE in search of experts on body area network technology as it pertains to mHealth devices;

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> Amazon has built a special storefront for wearable tech that includes sections for healthcare devices, fitness and wellness and already boasts familiar product names such as Fitbit, TechCrunch has reported. The storefront includes a learning center for consumers. Article

> The IEEE Communications Society has issued a call for papers for its upcoming symposium on personal, indoor and mobile radio communications, and is seeking authors knowledgeable about body area network technology as it pertains to mHealth devices that can provide self-management of chronic devices in personalized healthcare. Announcement (.pdf)

Healthcare IT News

> A new study reveals creating a cost-effective sustainable telehealth strategy first requires providers and payers to understand the market and the three channels of engagement between providers, patients and communities. Article

> The medical device community is far behind other fields in its ability to alert patients about safety concerns--there's no national system that identifies concerns about things like implantable devices and glucose meters, according to a post by Gregory Daniel, managing director for evidence development and innovation, at the Brookings Institution's Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform. Article

Healthcare Insurance News

> Successful insurers must do more than implement better processes and systems to create a truly customer-focused culture, Insurance Networking News reported. The transformation from inward-focused to customer-centric involves several steps. Article

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