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> Ahead of Mobile World Congress, which kicked off Sunday, LG announced its first 4G LTE-enabled smartwatch wearable, called the LG Watch Urbane LTE, featuring all the communication features of a smartphone in a metal wristwatch form factor. Announcement

> Investing in medical wearable start-ups requires due diligence on several aspects, from data collection and medical endpoints to data management and product engagement strategies, writes Julie Papanek, a principal at Canaan Partners, at TechCrunch. Column

> The wealth of information in mobile healthcare data will be the top driver of adoption going forward, says Rob Havasy, executive director of Continua and VP of the Personal Connected Health Alliance. The information will help providers, payers and governments better understand risk and allocate resources much more effectively, he says in an interview at mHealthNews. Article

Health IT News

> Personal health information is a big focus point for third parties, according to new research focused on health-related website search activity. A new report claims third-party HTTP requests were found in 91 percent of search page results. Article

> The time involved in attaining state medical licenses is proving to be a formidable challenge in deploying telemedicine across state lines, claims a new survey at Telemedicine and e-Health. Article

> A hospital CEO believes it's time for U.S. healthcare to change its DNA and pull in greater technology solutions to improve patient care and save costs. Article

Provider News

> While healthcare providers can boost patient satisfaction and treatment outcomes by increasing employee engagement, that doesn't necessarily mean making employees happier. Article

And Finally... Yet another huge black hole is discovered. Article