New apps to treat PTSD, identify and assess data breach risk;

> The North Carolina Healthcare Information & Communications Alliance has released a mobile app version of its breach notification risk assessment tool. The app allows users to make a preliminary assessment of whether a breach has occurred, compiles a risk score, walks through actions required under the HITECH Act and facilitates notification to other staff members to determine if an investigation should be conducted. Announcement

> Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine want to find out how mobile apps can help patients experiencing symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The study, funded by the VA, is recruiting participants to test an app designed to augment professional help or to provide relief for those patients who either can't afford or choose not to seek professional care. Statement

> Researchers at Atlanta-based Emory Eye Center say smartphone displays are as good, and may be better, for reading fundus photographs of retina and optic nerve than desktop computer monitors. "We expected equal- or lower-quality images displayed on the iPhone compared with the desktop computer, but instead found that the iPhone images seem to be superior despite its small size and lower resolution," says Beau Bruce, M.D., a neuro-ophthalmologist at Emory. Announcement

> A new text messaging program at Montefiore Medical Center will deliver health information via text messages to users. Available in English and Spanish, the Bronx4Bronx text messaging program kicks off with a focus on breast cancer, with texts addressing breast cancer screening, treatment advances, lifestyle modification and social support. Announcement

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