Microsoft's new Surface tablet has potential in healthcare; iPad apps luring health investors, including Oprah;

> Physician reviewers says Microsoft's new Surface tablet may just win physicians over, and make hospital CIOs very happy in the process. Article

> Officials with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT just came out in support of gamification for healthcare apps. At Games for Health 2012 in Boston last week, Erin Poetter of ONC's Consumer e-Health/Innovations group, lauded gaming as improving patient engagement, motivating compliance and otherwise improving health outcomes for users. Article

>  The mHealth market exploded in 2011, according to a recent report by research firm Kalorama Information, growing to a whopping $150 million in 2011. Mobile apps overall are expected to grow at double-digit rates, with medical mobile apps growing even faster, researchers say. Article

> iPad-enabled apps are bringing venture investors to mHealth in droves, according to a new story from Bloomberg News. Investment in health information apps grew by 78 percent in 2011 to $766 million, and garnered interest from major players like Qualcomm and even entertainment heavyweight Oprah Winfrey. Article

And Finally... Next he'll try getting charges brought on the deer. Article

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