Round-up: mHealth & related newsbits

By Brian Dolan

TwitterThe eHealth Initiative (not to be confused with Boston-based mHealth Initiative) CEO Janet Marchiboda has stepped down to take a job at IBM as their Chief Healthcare Officer.

Tom Wiltzius, who is a junior at Stanford University, has won a $6,000 fellowship to fund his FrontlineSMS:Medic program in Balaka district, Malawi.

Since most studies show radiation from cell phones is not harmful, ABC News put together a silly article about the "real" dangers of cell phones: doctors' dirty phones, texting while driving, texting while walking, ghost vibrations, allergies to cell phone parts' materials, sore thumbs, and loud music (?). 

If you are not already on Twitter then maybe you heard about some of your colleagues using it to document robotic surgeries? No? Well, for those still unfamiliar, the Wall Street Journal (sub. req.) has put together a nice how-to for Twitterers looking to get their beaks wet

Obama's budget skimps on cost-cutting for hospitals and doctors. For now?

A recent study shows most e-prescribing alerts are ignored by doctors. More than 90 percent of them.

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