VA seeks telehealth ideas in $80M competition; UnitedHealth unit to test iPhone insurance reader;

> Home-based telehealth will play a big role in the $80 million third phase of the Department of Veterans Affairs' Industry Innovation competition. Article

> UnitedHealth Group's OptumHealth Financial Services is about to test an iPhone app and external bar-code reader to confirm patient insurance eligibility at the point of care. News brief

> Networking Technology Inc. released an iPhone version of its RxNT e-prescribing software. Press release

> Following a successful pilot, the North Yorkshire and York region of England's National Health Service will purchase 2,000 home-based telehealth consoles. Article

> British vendor IMS Maxims has created a bedside EMR app for the iPad. Article

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