Franken to investigate mHealth safety; Pipette creator dishes on incubator process;

> Still wondering whether to trial smartphones or tablets at your hospital? Here's some data to possibly tip the scales: Tablet sales are expected to jump more than 98 percent by the end of this year alone, according to new research from Gartner Inc. Article

> Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) will chair a meeting on, of all things, mobile health security. He's chairman of the Senate Privacy, Technology and the Law subcommittee, which will hold a hearing on "Protecting Mobile Privacy: Your Smartphones, Tablets, Cell Phones and Your Privacy," Tuesday, May 10, 2011, in Washington, D.C. Article

> A recent Healthcare IT News digs into patient engagement, and in particular, shows how to get patients past Angry Birds and into actually managing their own mobile healthcare experience. Article

> Get an intriguing glimpse into the experience of Pipette during its five-month stint at business incubator Rock Health. One of Pipette's creators dishes on how the process works, how it changed their product, and where they are now. Article

> Mobile healthcare needs more randomized trials before smartphone and tablet apps and mobile medical devices will truly be credible in healthcare, says a USAID blogger. The staffer lays out the case for developing clinical backup out of global mHealth projects. Article

> Here's an interesting look into the future of remote patient monitoring via wearable sensors. There are lots of options, but the most interesting one involves hospitals putting wearable sensors on in- (not out-) patients! Article

And Finally... Does he plan on tweeting the wedding, as well? Article

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