News Summary – 2 April 2012 Reply

E-Health Insider: ‘RCN joins BMA in call for 111 slow-down’bit.ly/H8rE72

Don’t punish older people, says Saga’s ‘voice of over-50s’gu.com/p/36d9q/tw via @guardian

‘As Smartphones Become Health Aids, Ads May Follow’ – health items searched for on phones/computers – NY Times nyti.ms/H7c6QK

Evidence-Based Heart Failure Quality Improvement Programs & Strategies for Critical Access Hospitals (US) bit.ly/H7cgHG

‘Elderly care costs could affect 200,000 more pensioners, study suggests’ – Telegraph soc.li/2pngiJ

Smartphone linked diabetes blood glucose meter available in UK – video @Diabetescouk bit.ly/HBRhw9

‘High-Tech Solutions and In-Home Care: A Winning Combination’ via @rightathomeUS bit.ly/HEn7U0

‘Why partnerships carry risks as well as benefits for local authorities’ gu.com/p/35zzg/tw via @guardian

Schedule for ATA 2012 – the world’s largest #telehealth, telemedicine and mHealth eventamericantelemed.org/i4a/pa…

‘The problem of regulatory oversight and ICD implantation’ (US)bit.ly/HabYgP

GP QoF payments for osteoporosis check commence – impact on falls/fractures in older people via @telegraph tgr.ph/HajtYo

London Borough of Redbridge go live with the MyLife Portal bit.ly/HIluJe

2 US senators present bill that could give seniors cash bonuses for meeting health goals- weight, BP, smoking, diabetes bit.ly/H9GkTu

International Perspectives on Patient Engagement: Results from the 2011 Commonwealth Fund Survey bit.ly/HFpYip

‘iPhone & iPad peripheral ThermoDock measures body temperature without body contact’ bit.ly/HFg27p via @imedicalapps

French Study – Role of the community pharmacist in the management of COPD bit.ly/HD8Xrg

Patients as Experts – TEDx talk on video by @rzeiger bit.ly/Hbe2nW

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