VA bill to expand telehealth; Social networking may help track outbreaks;

> A new VA bill by Rep. Glenn Thompson (R-Pa.) would expand telehealth services to vets nationwide. Article

> IASIS, which owns and operates medium-sized, acute care hospitals, recently used MedTouch to launch mobile websites for eight of its 19 facilities in Arizona, Nevada and Utah. Announcement 

> App taps social networking to track disease outbreaks. Article

> Online appointment-making: Put it at the top of your development list, says a USA Today story. Article

> Blue Cross Blue Shield joins the mobile apps race. Article

> The Concussion Recognition & Response app, created by the Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is aimed at youth sports coaches, reports Nextgov.com. It uses data obtained when a coach answers various questions to determine if a child suffered a concussion, and afterward instructs the user on how to respond. Article

> Users file lawsuit over mobile phone cancer risk. Article

And Finally... FREEZE! Oh, wait... Article

Suggested Articles

The newly launched Center for Connected Health will be largest telehealth hub in the Philadelphia region, according to Penn Medicine.

The FDA commissioner wants to use additional funding under Trump's budget to advance digital health initiatives and integrate real-world data.

The FDA's approval of an app that uses AI to notify specialists of a potential stroke offers new possibilities for triage software that uses CDS.