New mobile app for doc ratings; Johns Hopkins students look to mobile tech to curb childhood obesity;

> A new mobile app is set to help consumers sift through doctor ratings much more easily, Healthcare IT News reports. Created by New York-based online physician ratings company Vitals, the app lets users create lists of favorite doctors and store personal and insurance information. Mobile device traffic to the Vitals site makes up 20 percent of the company's overall web traffic, CEO Mitch Rothschild said, according to Healthcare IT News. Article

> Mountain View, Calif.-based mobile electronic health record provider drchrono has added new security to its cloud-based EMR platform, the company announced this week. According to company officials, the app now offers health professionals a two-factor login system. Users now will be required to enter a security code prior to entering their username and password to log in. Announcement

> A pair of nursing students at Johns Hopkins University are aiming to combat childhood obesity by reaching out to young people and encouraging healthy eating and exercise via a smartphone app. The nurses plan to recruit obese adolescents from Baltimore City, and will determine the app's success by having half of the subjects use it, while the other half will not. Announcement

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