Mobile health pilot to include more than 800 physicians; MyFitnessPal buys coaching app Sessions‏;

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> San Diego-based mHealth provider EXUSMED will launch an mHealth pilot program in early 2014 that will have more than 800 participating physicians providing care to approximately 1,500 patients throughout Southern California. EXUSMED's programs, available to consumers in the summer of 2014, will provide improved outpatient continuity-of-care with the patient's own healthcare provide. Article

> MyFitnessPal, the web- and app-based program that tracks diet, exercise and weight changes, announced that it has acquired Sessions, a Rock Health-backed company that pairs people with coaches to make exercise a habit. The deal combines MyFitnessPal's massive market footprint with Sessions' insights into behavior change coaching. Article

> Rochester, N.Y.-based medical imaging systems and IT solutions provider Carestream Health announced that it has received FDA clearance for use of its image viewer for clinical reading of medical X-ray exams using iPhone 4s, iPad 2, Galaxy Note and Galaxy S III mobile devices. Article

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> Clinical decision support tools in electronic health records can help pinpoint patients more at risk of acute coronary syndrome and pulmonary embolism, according to recently published research funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Article

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> The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services have announced that it will offer "end-to-end" ICD-10 testing for a "small sample group of providers" this summer. The move confirms reports from last fall by MedPage Today that the agency, despite previously proclaiming it would not conduct any external testing for providers, was willing to revisit the issue. Article

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