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> The use of a mobile device and app that let post-surgical patients share data with physicians on healing and recovery is showing promise, with patients reporting high satisfaction using the mobile monitoring tool, according to a study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research. Article

>  An iPhone-ready urinalysis product, called Scout, detects temperature, blood pressure and other biomedical data via a smartphone app and may one day make lab visits for such diagnostic testing a thing of the past, according to a report at TechCrunch. Article

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> The healthcare industry has much catching up to do when it comes to privacy and security efforts, as well as email communications, reveals a new Agari report. The email security firm claims email from a healthcare provider is  "four times more likely to be fraudulent than an email purportedly from a social-media company like Facebook." Article

> The Cleveland Clinic is teaming up with Cox Communications to boost in-home patient treatment and monitoring services incorporating video consultations. Healthcare providers represent 10 percent of the carrier's customer base. Article

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> The retail industry can teach the healthcare industry a thing or two regarding consumer engagement, states a Health Affairs blog. One example are the hard lessons hardware retailer Lowe's learned in deploying a disease management program that fell flat. The prime reason was that Lowe's handed the program off to a third-party. Article

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