Mobile tech can boost drug innovation; HP debuts tablet for mHealth needs;

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> Mobile technology has great potential in getting new drugs to market faster and cheaper, writes Bryan Spielman, Medidata executive vice president, in a post at Forbes. The pharma industry must embrace new ways to mesh clinical data with behavioral data, collected by mHealth devices, to make it happen, he says. Article

> HP has designed a mobile device, called the ElitePad 1000 G2 Healthcare Tablet, aimed at boosting caregiver productivity and improving caregiver-patient interaction, according to a MarketWatch report. The device taps a 2-D barcode reader app for validating personnel, patient IDs and medication with the aim of reducing the risk of medical errors. Announcement

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> An analysis of the first stage of the federally funded State Innovation Model initiative reveals several key areas of investment in healthcare that could fundamentally change the nature of the industry, according a recent Accenture report. Article

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> Patient acceptance of telehealth services is growing, with 64 percent of patients--recently surveyed by Harris Poll on behalf of telehealth company American Well--saying they are willing to consider a video chat with their doctor instead of an in-person visit. Article

> A revised version of the Sensible Oversight for Technology which Advances Regulatory Efficiency Act, currently circulating through Congress in draft form, takes a more "simple and straightforward" approach than its predecessor to health IT regulation, health attorney Brad Thompson tells FierceHealthIT. Article

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