FDA takes "responsive" approach to mobile web‏; Healthnostics announces mHealth app development initiative;

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> The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has announced the launch of its first "responsive" pages on the FDA.gov website. To meet the needs of its mobile visitors without creating a separate mobile website, FDA turned to a "proven web development approach" called responsive design. This approach uses special code to ensure that web content is easy to read and scroll across a wide range of devices, from desktop computers to mobile phones. Article

> New York-based Healthnostics is exploring entry into the mobile healthcare and medical app market with a focus on adapting its hospital quality improvement and risk management system--MedGuardian--a web-based system for hospitals, providing automated data collection, reporting analysis for improving clinical treatments and reducing medical errors. The company's mHealth app development initiative is initially focused on adapting MedGuardian for mobile use and development of new customized, purpose built-devices including smartphones, tablets and potentially wearable devices such as smartwatches, health and fitness trackers. Article

> eClinicalWorks, the Westborough, Mass.-based ambulatory healthcare IT solutions provider, is investing an additional $50 million over the next 12 months to further enhance and expand patient engagement tools under its Health & Online Wellness (healow) business unit and population health solutions. This investment is in addition to the $25 million the company previously announced for 2013. Article

Healthcare News

> Americans believe cost is the most urgent health program facing the country today, surpassing access to healthcare as the most pressing issue, the latest Gallup poll reports. Up until now access to care has been named the top problem in polls conducted in 2007 through 2012. The number of Americans citing costs as the nation's top health problems rose four percent since last year, according to the findings from the poll, conducted Nov. 7 to 10. Article

Healthcare IT News

> IBM and the Baylor College of Medicine are touting software that can mine research papers for clues on the workings of a protein implicated in most cancers. The software parsed text in 60,000 research articles for clues to the behavior of enzymes called kinases that act on the protein, called p53, and regulate its behavior. It then listed other proteins mentioned in the literature that likely were undiscovered kinases. Article

And Finally… Be careful what you eat. Article