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GE, Healthline release BodyMaps app

BY Alaric DeArment

NEW YORK — General Electric and Healthline have introduced a new application that lets users explore the inside of the body, the companies announced Tuesday.

BodyMaps, designed to work with the Apple iPad’s Retina display, features 3D, high-resolution images of more than 1,000 body parts, tissues, bones and organs and a searchable index.

It also includes 200 videos about different medical conditions, procedures and treatments and a mark-up tool that allows doctors and nurses to draw on the images and highlight information, according to the company. The app can be used with such social media services as Facebook, where users can share their markups and notes.


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PureWellness integrates wellness system with EHRs

BY Alaric DeArment

BURLINGTON, Vt. — PureWellness has released continuity of care documents supported by HL7 standards for health information exchange between its online wellness system and CCD-supported electronic health records, the company said.

The new integration allows members and health coaches to synchronize and share lifestyle, behavior and risk information with care providers and their associated data networks. Most EHR systems and the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology have adopted CCD as the standard.

"Members, patients and providers can now share key health and prevention data with other pertinent health information systems," PureWellness president Ken Kaufman said. "This capability advances the coordination of patient-centered care, which plays an important role in controlling healthcare costs and improving health and wellness strategies."


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A chain reaction?

BY Rob Eder

More than one-third of pharmacy patients say that the pharmacist is a very important factor for them when choosing a preferred pharmacy — and 92% of patients say they have a preferred pharmacy, according to an exclusive survey of nearly 800 patients conducted by AccentHealth and DSN in late July and early August. But when asked which types of pharmacies they believed had the most professional and trained pharmacists, 33% answered traditional drug store chains, such as Walgreens and CVS.

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