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Content tagged with Patient Tools posted in December 2009
Officials Seek Cancer Warnings On Cell Phones
News  |  12/28/2009  | 
Although there's no hard evidence linking mobile phones and cancer, elected officials in California and Maine are pushing for warnings.
3D Printer Builds Artificial Blood Vessels
News  |  12/22/2009  | 
The goal is to custom-build tissues and organs for transplant, using the patient's own cells and 3D medical printers.
Toshiba Intros Healthcare Response Systems
News  |  12/18/2009  | 
The nurse call and emergency response systems provide alerts to caregivers via e-mail, pagers, or text messaging.
H1N1 Hotline Spreads Flu Info
News  |  12/17/2009  | 
Healthcare providers may use the phone and online service to provide H1N1 information while preserving medical resources for truly urgent care.
Microsoft Amalga Unifies Health Records
News  |  12/16/2009  | 
A post-acute care facility is using Microsoft Amalga to build internal apps that coordinate healthcare information between multiple internal organizations.
Full Nelson Video: Cisco's 'Health Presence' Showcase
Commentary  |  12/10/2009  | 
Cisco is applying its telepresence to healthcare in a compelling effort to lower costs and serve its employees, but it’s also a bid to show a tangible business idea beyond its relentless messaging.
CIGNA Launches Healthcare Podcasts
News  |  12/4/2009  | 
The audio podcasts, available on the iTunes store, are designed to help Americans take care of themselves while on business overseas.
Mental Health Social Network Launched
News  |  12/2/2009  | 
The online environment allows people with mental health problems, as well as their caregivers, connect in a safe and anonymous environment.
Feds Offer $235 Million For Health IT Leadership
News  |  12/2/2009  | 
A new grant program will help leading communities advance and track their use of health IT to improve quality of care and become role models to other communities.
GE Healthcare Buys Wireless Monitoring Device Maker
News  |  12/1/2009  | 
Living Independently Group's wireless technology tracks seniors' daily activities, watching for changes that could signify a medical problem or emergency.
Microsoft, Google Face Off On Healthcare
News  |  12/1/2009  | 
Microsoft HealthVault and Google Health want to be the repository of choice for millions of personal health records. Are they up to the task?


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