Developers show off mHealth tools to congressional reps; Epic to use Apple Watch app for physician alerts;

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> Congressional representatives and their staffs will have the chance to learn and use emerging health technology during an event Wednesday sponsored by ACT | The App Association. The "Connected Health Technology Demo" will feature 22 vendors and health systems showcasing apps to sensors to connected devices aimed at helping patients and providers. Announcement

> Epic is prepping an Apple Watch app, called Limerick, to provide physicians alerts regarding test results, according to a Healthcare IT News report. The vendor filed a patent regarding the software tool in late February, states the report, citing JUSTIA Trademarks. Article

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> Ransomware in 2016 will "wreak havoc on America's critical infrastructure community," and the healthcare industry is already seeing an influx of such attacks, according to a recent Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology report on the threat. Article

> The American Health Information Management Association has published a consumer engagement toolkit aimed at helping HIM professionals understand their responsibilities associated with the enhancement of the patient experience, particularly as the culture in the industry shifts to an increased use of technology. Article

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> In an attempt to bring more convenient healthcare options to their members, Blue Cross Blue Shield plans across the country are starting to reimburse more telemedicine services. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama announced in December that it would reimburse for some telemedicine services, and it hopes this will bring more complicated treatment options to the rural areas of the state. Article

And Finally… DARPA launches unique hacker recruiting effort. Article