NIH develops health info app for women; HHS app challenge aims to help minority women fight cancer;

> The National Institutes of Health has developed a new mobile app that gives women access to a year's worth of practical health information. The app--52 Weeks for Women's Health--provides women with tips for identifying health risks, as well as questions to ask health providers, a health terms glossary and health screening information. Announcement

> The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services last week launched a challenge aimed at creating an app for reducing cancer in minority women. Dubbed the Reducing Cancer Among Women of Color App Challenge, HHS is looking for entrepreneurs to create a mobile app that potentially can help minority and underserved women find information about preventive and screening services, and that will interactively connect with patient health records and/or patient portals to offer reminders and trigger clinical decision support alerts. Announcement

> Carilion Clinic in Roanoke, Va., recently launched a MyChart app that gives its patients round-the-clock access to portions of their electronic medical record via smartphone or tablet. Patients can see test results and email their doctor's office securely, as well as review their medications and view upcoming appointments. Brief

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