ZDNet Health IT Roundup: Using your smartphone to stay healthy

One of the more interesting trends is the use of smartphones to stay healthy. We have two stories this week on the mobile smartphone health movement, plus health IT news the world over.
Written by Denise Amrich, Contributor

Welcome to this week's ZDNet Health IT Roundup. Our crew here at ZDNet work around the clock from all over the world. In addition to my own regular health-related column, I'll showcase a selection of health IT-related articles posted by worldwide team. Here are some articles you may find interesting.

Top health IT stories

Health checks via smartphones, tablets on the way
A new cloud-based system could deliver real-time health monitoring and alerts to healthcare professionals.

SYNC Burn tracks your life activity and heart rate with one year battery life (Gallery)
There are many competitors in the life tracking health monitoring industry and EB Sports Group is launching a new line with long battery life and smartphone syncing capability.

Other health IT coverage around ZDNet

UXC wins ICT contract with Queensland Children's Hospital
The systems integrator will nab between AU$10 million and AU$20 million for this deal.

VCs, angels, and M&A all hot for healthcare IT in mid-2013
Three separate reports out this month describe jumps in deal flow and capital availability for healthcare IT-related ventures.

NSW Medical Devices Fund gives AU$10m to health tech startups
The NSW Medical Devices Fund has given AU$10.3m over three years to help fund five health startups across New South Wales.

Pathology and imaging records worked back into Aussie eHealth system
The Australian government is spending another AU$8 million to reintroduce eHealth records features that had been left off the original specification in 2011.

CB Insights: VC-backed IPOs hit 5-quarter high thanks to healthcare startups
Navigating an IPO is a tricky business, but things are looking more promising for certain startups.

Epworth finds healthcare black spots with geospatial analytics
When it came time to find the best location for its new Melbourne-area hospital, private healthcare group Epworth Healthcare turned to geospatial analytics to find the most underserviced area and deliver exactly the services its population requires.

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