Sermo looks to provide enhanced web, mobility for providers; Motorola to build 700 MHz public-safety network in Houston;

> Just a week after Doximity announced it secured $10.8 million in Series A venture capital investment from Emergence Capital Partners and InterWest Partners, online physician community Sermo today announced plans to partner with Janssen Global Services to "develop and deliver new mobile and web services that allow physicians to move their patients more easily and efficiently through the healthcare system." Announcement

> The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center's Children's Pgh application for the iPhone lets parents request medical appointments, as well as directions to the hospital's emergency room and necessary contact information. The app helps parents to pinpoint their children's symptoms, and provides correct over-the-counter drug dosages for children. Brief

> Motorola Solutions (NYSE:MSI) appears to have won a contract to build an LTE network in the 700 MHz band for public-safety workers in Houston, Texas. The contract is notable considering Motorola is working to broaden its business in the public-safety sector, and recently scored a deal to build a similar 700 MHz LTE network in San Francisco. FierceWireless

> An iPhone app that offers audio translation from English to Spanish and vice versa is being distributed to healthcare providers for free courtesy of the Duke Area Health Education Center now through April 7. The Polygot Med Spanish app, which provides patients with audio translations for more than 3,000 common words and phrases, will cost $4.99 to download after the deadline. Blog post

> India-based Vyzin electronics last week officially unveiled its ZigBee Remote Health Monitoring watch, which works as a portable wireless hub and features a GPS tracker, an SOS button, a built-in microphone with speaker and a medication reminder. "The device which can be worn as a watch or pendant has five buttons which are directly connected to call centre numbers to provide immediate assistance and help," the press release touts. Announcement

> Humana's MyHumanaMobile smartphone application, which includes a mobile member information tool that shows users personalized details about their health plan on demand--including their Member ID number, group name and number, deductibles and co-payments--and which launched in March 2010, last week was named "Best Medical App" at the inaugural Appy Awards at the Online Media, Marketing and Advertising Global Conference and Expo in San Francisco. Press release

And Finally... The sad thing is, this app likely will be more popular than anything we ever report about. Article