More than 5,000 health apps now available for smartphones; Allscripts debuts BlackBerry EHR viewer;

> The mHealth Initiative now counts more than 5,000 healthcare apps for smartphones. Website

> Allscripts-Misys Healthcare Solutions today is unveiling a BlackBerry version of its Allscripts Remote EHR viewer. Press release

> GE Healthcare has acquired Living Independently Group, maker of the QuietCare wireless monitoring system for eldercare. Press release

> Minneapolis-based Fairview Health Services will provide American Well's Online Care Anywhere system to 10,000 employees of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota and their family members. Press release

> TelaDoc Medical Services has landed $9 million in private equity investments. Press release

> Wireless technology is continuing to gain a greater share of the U.S. market for patient monitoring, Irish firm Research and Markets says. Article

> Frost & Sullivan says the European market for wireless patient monitoring will double by 2015. News brief

> Handset maker Ericsson is leading an effort to bring mobile broadband to provide health services in the Amazon rainforest. Press release

And Finally... When they said wireless, they meant the phones, not the power lines under the cell tower. Article

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