Medtronic, St. Jude debut wireless transmitters; telehealth seen tying together EHR, HIE;

> Medical device manufacturers Medtronic and St. Jude both have introduced wireless transmitters for implanted cardiac devices. Article

> The Northwest Regional Telehealth Resource Center, Spokane, Wash., discusses how telehealth sits at the nexus of EHRs and health information exchange for many rural communities. White paper (.pdf)

> Sandata, a vendor focused on home health, is working with Florida Medicaid to test biometric speaker verification technology via telephone to combat fraud in delivery of home-health services. Press release

> The Center for Global Health and Economic Development and the Earth Institute, both at Columbia University in New York, have issued a policy paper on barriers to m-health adoption in developing countries. White paper (.pdf)

> Wireless healthcare telephony vendor Voalte has published a white paper on smartphones at the point of care. Executive summary

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