May 20, 2020
Roughly a month after first announcing their unprecedented collaboration, Apple and Google have updated their devices' operating systems today with the first component of their contact tracing API.
Referred to by the companies as "Exposure Notifications," the technology aims to help public health agencies deploy apps that tell individuals when they may have been exposed to another person with...
April 10, 2020
Two of the biggest names in technology have formed an unprecedented partnership to introduce health data-sharing and COVID-19 contact-tracing technologies to the lion's share of the smartphone market.
In dual news releases published this afternoon, Apple and Google announced plans to launch APIs that will enable interoperability between iOS and Android products by way of official apps from public...
November 16, 2016
Mount Sinai Health System’s patient services app, which was developed with BioTime subsidiary LifeMap Solutions, is now available to Android users.
The app, MountSinaiNY, initially launched to iOS only in June, and offers patients a mobile portal to find centralized information and services. Patients can use the app to find doctors and facility locations, pay bills online, access the provider’s...
September 27, 2016
Beginning this fall, Aetna will combine Apple’s consumer tech offerings with its analytics-based wellness and care management programs by integrating several iOS-exclusive health initiatives. First off, the company will make the Apple Watch available to some of its large employers and individual members during open enrollment season, and will be subsidizing part of the cost.
Aetna will also be...
March 11, 2015
Apple's ResearchKit has only just been announced, and most agree that the project has tremendous potential to improve medical research. Being able to tap anyone with a smartphone as a potential low-time-commitment research participant could make research trial recruiting cheaper, easier, and lead to larger, more representative samples.
But will ResearchKit be able to tap anyone with a smartphone...
August 21, 2013
When Basis Science finally launched the companion app for its high-end wearable activity tracker in June (three months after launching the device), the company surprised users by launching Android-only, with the promise of iOS to come.
Now, Basis has rectified that omission -- sort of. Last month the company announced, and has now launched, a stripped down version of its Basis Band companion app...
October 26, 2011
The Department of Veterans Affairs announced this week plans to acquires as many as 100,000 tablets, primarily for use by their medical clinicians staff, marking one of the largest such deployments by a civilian agency, according to a bulletin on the government's Federal Business Opportunities website. The VA is also seeking vendors to help them secure the devices.
The VA plans to deploy a number...