mHealth got free advertising from NBCNews profile of Topol; Health workers in Nepal to receive mobile phones;

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> The NBC News profile of Dr. Eric Topol showcasing mHealth technology including the Alivecor ECG, DexCom SEVEN PLUS, VisiMobile by Sotera Wireless and the GE V-Scan might be providing Apple with a high-profile media placement that would've cost as much as $10 million to achieve with advertising, according to one observer, who noted that Apple posted a link to the NBC's "Rock Center" program on their homepage. Article

> The government of Nepal is planning to launch an mHealth health program in which mobile phones will be distributed to all health workers. By leveraging mobile technology, Nepalese officials hope to curb the existing maternal and neonatal mortality rate and improve the overall health status of their people. The Department of Health Services's Child Health Division will work with One Heart World Wide, an NGO, to launch the mHealth pilot program. Article

> Heritage Provider Network, UCLA, and Open mHealth are launching a $100,000 challenge to demonstrate "innovative uses of the Open mHealth architecture, and the power of integrating mobile applications and data for more effective management of clinical conditions." Organizers say this challenge is different from many others because "teams must have at least person with clinical expertise, and one target user (e.g., a patient) and teams must use the Open mHealth architecture for at least some of their data integration." Article

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> Electronic health record systems may be the "most promising" approach to dealing with bed shortages in the intensive care unit, according to a recent commentary published in the New England Journal of Medicine. The researchers, from the University of Michigan, suggested that EHRs should be used more frequently to calculate the risk of death of patients in the ICU to improve patient flow and triage, and to reduce delays of admission of patients into the ICU. Article

Healthcare IT News

> Researchers have developed a device that can track changes in bacteria at the genetic level as they develop resistance to antibiotics--raising hope that new ways to thwart virulent drug-resistant infections will be found. They call the device a "morbidostat" which grows bacteria in various concentrations of antibiotic, which allows researchers to identify the concentrations at which the antibiotics stopped working. Then, they targeted key genes involved in the drug resistance, documenting real-time changes in genes that gave bacteria an advantage in evolving to "outwit" antibiotics. Article

And Finally… Maybe you shouldn't listen when your mom says "eat your vegetables!" Article