United HealthCare creates bilingual mobile site; Hospital debuts new scheduling, EMR app for parents;

> United HealthCare just launched a bilingual mobile health site for Spanish speakers. The new site allows users to switch between English and Spanish as needed, and contains information about fitness, healthy living choices, and includes podcasts in both Spanish and English, according to a company statement. Article

> Apps could be next big thing for preventing readmissions, according to an article in Becker's Hospital Review. Apps can remind patients of post-discharge orders, track post-discharge prescriptions and refills, and otherwise help patients remember the reams of information they were provided (and promptly forgot) in the rush to get out of the hospital. Article

> Nobel prize winner Muhammad Yunus, the economist credited with the concept of microcredits, says smartphones eventually will take the place of mobile medical devices, particularly in the developing world. Interesting point of view. Article

> Looking for a partner for your new app development project? Don't just check out Silicon Valley firms. The New York Post quotes a recent CB Insight survey that found New York City is the second-biggest metro area for tech startups. Article

> Boston Children's Hospital just debuted a new app, Boston Children's Hospital MyWay, hospital officials announced this week. The app will allow parents to request appointments and access the hospital's MyChildren's Patient Portal to view their children's medical records online. Article

And Finally... If he ran to his own house, why didn't he just use the front door? Article

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