Vocera exec discusses shift to smartphones; Welch Allyn introduces wireless vitals monitor;

> Vocera Communications President and COO Brent Lang discusses how his company is moving healthcare communications from proprietary "badges" to smartphones. Q&A

> Welch Allyn has introduced the Connex Electronic Vitals Documentation System, a portable, wireless, touch-screen monitor for collecting patient vital signs at the bedside and transmitting data to EMRs. Article

> BNet commentator and occasional Fierce contributor Ken Terry gives a rundown of how smartphones are changing emergency medicine. Column

> BT Group (formerly British Telecom) has chosen the Panasonic Toughbook CF-C1 ruggedized touch-screen laptop of its Mobile Health Worker offering for England's National Health Service. Article

And Finally... We couldn't have said it better ourselves: "General rule of thumb: When looking to buy marijuana, don't text the sheriff." Article

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