Highlights of the important and interesting in the world of healthcare:
Medical images in the cloud. Dell said it will acquire Insite One, a developer of applications that enables doctors to share medical images in the cloud, for an undisclosed price, reports VentureBeat.
Not growth-centered care. If patient-centered care is to get off the ground, health plans and CMS need to make it easier for healthcare leaders to break their addiction to growth, says FierceHealthcare Editor Sandra Yin.
Novartis invests in Russia. Swiss drug maker Novartis is investing $500 million in Russian pharmaceutical infrastructure, R&D partnerships, and public health development over the next five years as it aims to strengthen its position there, according to the Burrill Report.
Gardasil OK to prevent anal cancer. The Food and Drug Administration has approved Merck’s human papillomavirus vaccine Gardasil for the prevention of anal cancer caused by the virus.
Abbott recalls diabetes test strips. Abbott Diabetes Care is recalling up to 359 million of its glucose test strips because they may provide falsely low readings, according to The Heart.
Health ads helpful to patients. Earlier this year, About.com conducted a research study on health, revealing that significantly more people find online health advertisements helpful in coping with diseases and learning about the side effects and safety of medication.