Coast Guard wants providers to be able to view EHRs via smartphones; iPads used often during interactions between docs and pharma reps;

> In an update to a request for proposal from March, the Coast Guard is looking for an interface to allow providers to view electronic health records on smartphones and tablets, Nextgov reported this week. The interface, according to Nextgov, should enable physicians to both review lab results remotely and to access EHRs remotely at disaster and operation sites. Post

> In Brazil, revenues generated from smartphones is expected to reach $46.6 million by 2015. That growth, in turn, is expected to expand and strengthen the customer base for mobile health apps, which will build up that nation's overall healthcare IT market, according to a recent report from Frost & Sullivan. Post

> iPads often are the tool of choice used during interactions between physicians and pharmaceutical sales representatives, according to a new study by healthcare market research firm Manhattan Research. Overall, 65 percent of physicians have seen pharma reps using iPads, up 30 percent from 2011. Announcement

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