FDA clears Preventice-Mayo remote monitoring system; Mobile apps, social media keys to national suicide prevention effort;

> The U.S. Food and Drug Administration this week gave 510(k) clearance to Preventice's BodyGuardian Remote Monitoring System. The Minneapolis-based health technology company and the Mayo Clinic developed the system. Announcement

> AirStrip Technologies announced this week that it recently received a methodology patent, covering its technology and the process of mobilizing physiologic data to smartphones, tablets and other devices. Alan Portela, CEO of the San Antonio-based company, said in a statement that the patent will help to "measurably improve patient safety" and "encourage the migration to population health management." Announcement

> Mobile apps and social media are playing a large role in a nationwide suicide prevention effort, Reuters reported. The initiative, announced on Monday, uses platforms including Facebook, as well as mobile apps, to help connect at-risk individuals with the appropriate resources as they are needed. In particular, the effort aims to lower deaths among military veterans. Article

And Finally… Only $8,000? This surely will put a stain on the King's legacy. Article

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