Panasonic debuts 'personal preventive medicine' for heart; Aussie state may give iPads to all docs;

> At this week's American Heart Association Scientific Sessions in Chicago, Panasonic is unveiling the CardioHealth Station, which has a built-in portable ultrasound system to help detect arterial plaques for "personal preventive medicine." The product has not received FDA clearance for sale in the U.S. Press release

> The premier of the Australian state of Victoria has proposed giving iPads to all physicians in the state's public hospital system. Article

> Also at the American Heart Association conference, AirStrip Technologies said it will integrate its remote patient monitoring applications into the Physio-Control patient data transmission network for emergency care. Press release

> Mobile health technology vendor Aventyn has gained AT&T certification for its VitalBeat remote monitor for heart failure, meaning the product will soon be available for smartphones and Android tablets on the AT&T wireless network. Press release (.pdf)

> MyGlucoHealth Wireless, said to be the first Bluetooth-enabled glucose meter to earn FDA clearance and CE certification, is now available to federal, state and local government agencies thanks to a government-wide procurement contract with NASA. Article

> Engineers at Georgia Tech developed a robot nurse that gives sponge baths, Switched.com reports. One can only hope it doesn't also electrocute the patients. Article

> Blood Alliance, a blood bank in Jacksonville, Fla., has released iDon8, an iPhone and iPad app that lets donors keep track of their blood donations and send out alerts when supplies get critically low. Blog post

And Finally... As the Yahoo post says, "Move over, Gen Y--the old folks are in the hizzle." Video

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