Mobile phones enhance diabetes care; tablets let patients reach caregivers with ease;

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> Mobile phone intervention, automated text messaging and remote nursing interaction can boost diabetes self-care as well as enhance social support for patients, according to a study in The Diabetes Educator. The technology is also proving to reduce healthcare costs among participants. Article

> Memorial Healthcare in Michigan announced it is switching out pagers for a mobile app and desktop communications platform to provide administrators, physicians, nurses and support staff with faster and more secure communication ability across the medical enterprise. Announcement

> Ren Ci Hospital and engineering students and staff at Ngee Ann Polytechnic, both in Singapore, are collaborating to design rehabilitative healthcare systems, according to a Channel NewsAsia report. One project, a smart medication trolley, will tap a Bluetooth-enabled mobile device to read tags embedded in a patient's wristband to ensure patients are given correct medicine. Article

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> Boston's Brigham and Women's Hospital is running a pilot program that lets patients access medical records from hospital beds using tablets, according to a Boston Business Journal report. Patients can also communicate with clinicians using the mHealth devices. Article

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> Nearly 60 percent of 100 healthcare industry respondents report cyber security spending has increased over the last three years, with 38.3 percent stating spending has remain stagnant, according to a new IDC Health Insights report. Article

> Teaching hospitals can offer the resources and environment required to effectively test digital innovations and bring new healthcare tools to market, states a Harvard Business Review article. Article

And Finally… Microchip helps kitty get home to Maine from an unexpected trip. Article

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