Low-tech monitoring cuts CHF admissions; Don't forget wireless in national health IT push;

> A low-tech approach to home monitoring might reduce hospital admissions for patients with congestive heart failure, though we wonder about any system that requires self-reporting. Article

> Making sure health IT is part of reform is all well and good, but don't forget to keep wireless healthcare in the picture, suggests American Telemedicine Association CEO Jon Linkous in a recent interview. Summary

> A division of the American Hospital Association has endorsed a patient smart card to streamline scheduling, registration and data portability. News brief

> We try to shy away from the clinics-on-wheels segment of mobile healthcare unless there's a clear IT component, but Clemson University is using one such vehicle to train health professionals. Article

> A politically divided FCC is investigating the mobile-phone industry, with the stated goal of fostering innovation and competition, particularly in healthcare. Article

> Japanese mobile carrier NTT DoCoMo has announced a research collaboration with the University of Tokyo Hospital. We're still trying to figure out the rudimentary translation, though. Press release

> Three mobile tech firms are joining to offer advanced wireless communication systems to UK health trusts. Article

And finally... We had a hunch about this, though we'd still like to know how many still live with their parents. Article