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> The first-ever epilepsy self-monitor app has been developed by a collaborative research team including University of Plymouth and the Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. The EpSMon software provides life-saving knowledge and helps epileptics assess risk every three months. Article

> A heart surgeon is driving disruption in medicine with the launch of a diagnostic ultrasound machine, featuring a mobile smart probe connected to a tablet, to help revolutionize on-demand imaging in remote and underserved populations. Jacques Kpodonu, M.D., says the pilot with Philips Healthcare presents many advantages thanks to real-time access of care via a cloud system. Article

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> The healthcare industry can take lessons in innovation from sources as diverse as Chipotle, the zoo or the Apple store, leaders at the Sibley Innovation Hub told the Washington Business Journal. Leaders at the District of Columbia's Sibley Memorial Hospital launched the Hub last year to foster innovative ideas from employees on improving care, Nick Dawson, the Hub's executive director, told the publication. Article

> Forty-five percent of healthcare workers have not received a pay raise in the last year, and nearly 3 in 4 said they would leave their employer for a higher paying position elsewhere, according to a new survey by Health eCareers. Article

Health Insurance News

Now that UnitedHealth's purchase of Catamaran, the fourth-largest pharmacy-benefit manager in the country, is almost complete, company execs say they're planning to create a next-generation pharmacy care business that's more integrated and member-focused. Article

And Finally…The link between ocean critters and clouds. Article