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Topic: Health

Rumor: Apple working on entirely new, advanced health-tracking hardware for 2017 launch

08/09/2016, 07:08 am

Ten years after the launch of the first iPhone, Apple could be planning to unveil a "killer new product" developed within its health laboratories, a new report claims -- though details are vague.


First look: Register as an organ donor with Donate Life America in Apple's iOS 10 Health app

07/05/2016, 02:07 pm

Apple's newly released second beta of iOS 10 makes it easy for iPhone users to register with Donate Life America as an organ donor. Here's where to find it and how it works.


Apple will promote enrollment in national organ donor registry via iOS 10 Health app

07/05/2016, 08:07 am

Starting with the launch of iOS 10 this fall, Apple will encourage users to become organ, eye and tissue donors by including an enrollment form in the iPhone's native Health app.


Apple hires doctor with HealthKit experience away from Stanford Children's Hospital

06/02/2016, 10:06 pm

According to a report published Thursday, Apple recently poached Dr. Rajiv Kumar, a pediatric specialist whose diabetes ResearchKit study made headlines in 2014, away from Stanford Children's Health.


Apple seeks lawyer with HIPAA expertise for health initiative

05/24/2016, 07:05 pm

An Apple job listing on Monday reveals the company is looking to hire a seasoned attorney with health privacy expertise to take on the role of Privacy Counsel , suggesting a health and medical systems expansion could be in the works.


Boston Children's Hospital launches public fever study based on Apple's ResearchKit

03/29/2016, 10:03 am

Boston Children's Hospital on Tuesday announced the launch of a new iPhone app and study project, Feverprints, based on Apple's open-source ResearchKit platform.


Apple launches CareKit, a new framework for extended healthcare needs

03/21/2016, 01:03 pm

Apple on Monday revealed that it is expanding its Health initiatives with a new tool called CareKit, which at launch will be used to help patients at home and on the go.


Former Google exec Vic Gundotra shows off Kardia Band, an ECG heart monitor for Apple Watch [u]

03/16/2016, 10:03 am

The Kardia Band -- built by Google+ founding father Vic Gundotra's medical device startup AliveCor -- is an Apple Watch band with an integrated ECG module that the company hopes will make it easier for heart patients to identify potential problems before it's too late [updated].


Big pharma exploring Apple ResearchKit integration in for-profit efforts

07/09/2015, 07:07 pm

Two pharmaceutical titans, GlaxoSmithKline and Purdue Pharma, are looking for ways to implement Apple's open-source ResearchKit framework into clinical testing and research and development operations, a report said Thursday.


Withings' iPhone-compatible Activite, Activite Pop watches get automatic swim detection

07/07/2015, 01:07 pm

Withings on Tuesday announced the addition of automatic swim tracking to its iPhone-compatible Activite and Activite Pop smartwatches via a firmware update, with plans to further expand the feature in "coming months."


With iPhone & Apple Watch, Apple playing a key role in 'consumerization' of healthcare

06/25/2015, 09:06 am

With the iPhone an everyday part of millions of consumers' lives, and now the debut of the Apple Watch, healthcare professionals believe that Apple is a pivotal part in what they see as the "consumerization" of healthcare, driven by easy access to health-related data.


Apple's HealthKit has yet to realize its potential, thanks to lackadaisical third-party support

06/07/2015, 07:06 am

Apple's HealthKit, especially with the newly launched Apple Watch, is a fantastic way for apps and services to share health and fitness data openly with one another. Unfortunately, Apple's own Health app is still being held back by short-sighted decisions from some of the top fitness platforms, including my two favorites: RunKeeper and Fitbit.


Watch OS 1.0.1 update causes Apple Watches to skip heart rate tracking, users say

05/22/2015, 10:05 am

This week's Watch OS 1.0.1 update has caused some Apple Watches to track heart rate sporadically, in some cases with an hour or more between readings, according to complaints on Apple's support forums, and verified by AppleInsider's own tests.


MD Anderson Cancer Center turns to Apple Watch for breast cancer treatment

05/20/2015, 01:05 pm

The MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper is using the Apple Watch to improve the treament regimens of breast cancer patients, citing the advantages of wearables in getting people to change their behavior.


Apple concept would require users to input health data to keep using their iPhone

03/26/2015, 09:03 am

Apple has explored presenting iPhone users with non-dismissable notifications, such as requiring personal health data to be entered before resuming normal use of their device, in a concept that could help break bad habits.


Rumor: Apple could launch iOS 8.2 next week, will expand capabilities of Health app

03/05/2015, 11:03 am

The release of iOS 8.2 remains imminent, and could debut as soon as Apple's "Spring Forward" event next Monday, bringing a number of improvements to the iPhone's health app, along with the usual stability improvements and bug fixes.


Ecosystem of health-focused apps & accessories will further strengthen Apple, UBS says

01/12/2015, 02:01 pm

Following a deluge of health and fitness devices announced at CES, one analyst has said he believes Apple's Health application and HealthKit tools for developers will help foster a diverse ecosystem that will further differentiate the iPhone from competing platforms.


iOS-connected Hexoskin fitness tracking smart shirt now available

10/01/2014, 03:10 pm

The $399 Hexoskin biometric smart shirt is now available for purchase in the U.S., giving athletes the ability to measure, track and improve their performance in real time, with data on heart rate, breathing and more.


How to set up your emergency Medical ID with iOS 8's new Health app

09/24/2014, 12:09 pm

One of the lesser known -- but potentially most important -- features of Apple's newly released iOS 8 mobile operating system is a digital "Medical ID," which can provide important personal health related information in the event of an emergency.


Apple's WWDC unveiling of HealthKit in iOS 8 grabs the attention of doctors

06/10/2014, 11:06 am

Behind the apparently simple premise of Apple's new Health app in iOS 8 is the potential to "solve one of the single worst problems in healthcare today," wrote one healthcare professional: "the inability to easily transfer patient records from one care location to another."