Smartphone sensor provides warning to epilepsy patients; Stanford startup develops Google Glass apps;

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> Kyoto University researchers have devised a mHealth sensor system to help epilepsy patients detect seizures. The smartphone-based technology provides patients a 30-second warning about an impending episode, enough time to help patients avoid potential accidents and falls, according to a report at Nikkei Asian Review. Article

> Not everyone is discounting the future of Google Glass in mHealth. A Stanford University start-up has raised nearly a million dollars to develop Glass apps for surgical use, such as providing surgeons with real-time vital signs during a surgical procedure, according to MobiHealth News. The apps are currently running in three pilot programs. Article

Provider News

> Patient "passports" bode promise in helping close the gap in doctor-patient communications, according to a report at the Wall Street Journal, as they provide users an efficient and easy way to provide caregivers needed information as well as insight on health issues post surgery and updates on health conditions. Article

> The post-Affordable Care Act healthcare landscape makes physician engagement more important than ever for hospital administrators, and there are more than a few definitive measures leaders can take to boost engagement, according to Hospitals & Health Networks. Article

Healthcare IT News

> Using health information exchanges, researchers were able to identify patients likely to be homeless--and created a tool that could better improve patient record matching. Homelessness in New York City is a particularly large problem, and homeless individuals often are in poor health and "consume a disproportionate amount of healthcare resources," the researchers wrote in their report, published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. Article

And Finally… How zoos abroad practice for potential animal escapes. Article