WebMD unveils new iPhone app for chronic pain sufferers; Teleradiology iPad app gains FDA clearance;

> WebMD unveiled its new WebMD Pain Coach iPhone app this week, geared toward patients suffering from chronic pain. The app helps patients make daily health and wellness choices and sends users physician-reviewed tips about managing particular conditions. Announcement

> Rochester, N.Y.-based medical imaging solutions provider aycan Medical Systems this week received FDA 510(k) clearance for its teleradiology iPad app, aycan mobile. The app enables radiologists to transfer DICOM images from hospitals and imaging centers to on-call and other radiologists. It also allows for remote review and diagnosis of radiological images and teleconsulting with colleagues. Announcement

> The National Institutes of Health's Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research issued a request for information last week in hopes of identifying organizations to serve as managing partners or participants in its mHealth Public-Private Partnership. According to the RFI, the mission of the partnership is "to facilitate research and evidence collection to enable the appropriate use of wireless devices" in healthcare settings. Request for information

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