Apple Health

By Laura Lovett April 4, 2018
Last year Katherine Kaiser graduated from Stanford University, incidentally meaning she also “graduated” from the Stanford health system. It was time to shop around for new doctors in her area, but that meant her medical records would potentially be scattered across different healthcare systems.  An analyst at a healthcare consulting firm, Kaiser is always tracking new tech. So she was interested...
By Jonah Comstock March 29, 2018
Correction: A previous version of this article misstated Dr. Paul Testa's title. That has since been corrected.  Just two months after announcing the beta, Apple is now launching its Apple Health Records feature into the wild, the company announced in a blog post today. The feature will aggregate existing patient-generated data in a user's Health app with data from their EHR — if the user is a...
By Jonah Comstock March 16, 2018
Yesterday, Google announced in a blog post that Android Wear was changing its name to Wear OS, a rebranding designed to reflect the fact that one in three Android Wear users also uses an iPhone. The company hopes to make it more obvious that devices running the wearable operating system are compatible with Apple devices as well, something which has been the case since 2015. "As our technology and...
By Laura Lovett March 5, 2018
Healthcare is in need of a culture change when it comes to sharing data, Aneesh Chopra, president of NavHealth and former U.S. chief technology officer under President Barack Obama, said Monday at HIMSS18. All over the world, healthcare innovators are developing new technologies and using data to help. However, this information isn’t always available for others to use.  “In a world of unknown, it...
By Laura Lovett March 1, 2018
athenahealth will be debuting Epocrates Connect, a mobile app that directly connects into a provider’s EHR system, at HIMSS 2018 next week. The system uses machine learning and language processing to give providers access to information and coordinate patient care no matter the EHR or care setting.  “Providers today spend nearly 50 percent of their time documenting in various EHR systems and...
By Jonah Comstock January 24, 2018
Correction: A previous version of this article said that Gliimpse founder Anil Sethi was still at Apple. In fact, he left the company last year. After many months of rumors, Apple announced today that it is launching a personal health record (PHR) feature with iOS 11.3, the beta of which launched today to users in Apple's iOS Developer Program. The feature, called Health Records, will aggregate...
By Jonah Comstock June 29, 2017
While it may or may not be working on a secret glucose wearable, Apple has definitely upgraded its HealthKit app framework to provide more tracking options for people with diabetes. In addition, the company made some other upgrades to both the HealthKit and ResearchKit frameworks. Apple engineers shared these updates at WWDC earlier this month. “Our users love using Apple products to help manage...
By Heather Mack October 28, 2016
Mountain View, California-based AliveCor, which makes an FDA-cleared mobile electrocardiogram (ECG) device and companion app collectively called Kardia Mobile, has released new features that make it easier to integrate weight, activity, and blood pressure readings via Apple Health or Google Fit. The added features built on Kardia Mobile’s existing monitoring capabilities for atrial fibrillation,...
By Heather Mack October 10, 2016
One Drop, the diabetes management app that debuted last year on iOS, is now available on Android. One Drop offers a direct-to-consumer app for diabetes management that allows users with type 1, type 2 or pre-diabetes to log a variety of information: glucose, diet, activity and insulin. Users can share that information anonymously with a community of users, and the platform also offers users...
By Jonah Comstock September 16, 2016
This week saw the long-awaited launch of iOS10 and WatchOS3 for Apple users, and with those a number of new health and fitness-related features. We've captured a number of those as they were announced, but now that they're out here's a roundup of all the new tricks your Apple device can now do around your health. HL7 comes to Health. Apple has added support for the Health Level 7 Continuity of...

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