Health plan has iPhone app for price comparison; West Wireless hires engineering chief;

> Minnetonka, Minn.-based health insurer Medica has released an iPhone app to help consumers compare prices of medical procedures. Press release

> The West Wireless Health Institute has brought in a reknowned engineer to head up its engineering research, including in the area of microsystems technology. Press release

> Genesis Medical Center in Davenport, Iowa, has deployed a real-time location system from AeroScout. Article

> A Canadian federal agency has made an investment in the producer of a telepharmacy dispensing system. Article

> Keeping with the Canada theme, GE Healthcare will bring a high-tech, expandable mobile medical unit to Whistler Mountain for the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics. Press release

And Finally... Well, this won't do much to allay the stereotype. Article