Preventice remote patient monitoring system available in early 2013; mHIMSS unveils industry roadmap;

> Preventice, a Minneapolis-based developer of apps and remote monitoring systems, announced at the mHealth Summit 2012 that its BodyGuardian remote patient monitoring system will be commercially available in early 2013. The company also revealed that clinical trials are underway in the U.S., France and Italy for a number of treatment scenarios. Announcement

> mHIMSS unveiled its "mHIMSS Roadmap" this week, which includes data and information from a variety of industry experts, and offers up-to-date knowledge on how to implement mobile. It also provides mHealth best practices across a number of topics. Executive Summary (.pdf)

> An initiative in the U.K. called Digital First aims to use technology, where appropriate, rather than unnecessary face-to-face encounters. The Department of Health explains appropriate mHealth use could be discussing normal test results by phone, email or Skype. It's not a program likely to be implemented in the U.S., according to David Lee Scher, M.D,. owner and director of DLS Healthcare Consulting. FierceHealthIT

And Finally... Not exactly a foolproof plan. Article

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