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Topic: HealthKit

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.

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Study seeks to prevent strokes with Apple Watch, Cardiogram HealthKit-enabled app

03/16/2016, 09:03 pm

Researchers from the University of California, San Francisco, in partnership with developers of Apple Watch app Cardiogram, are conducting a study to determine whether heart rate sensing hardware in consumer devices can detect atrial fibrillation, a serious medical condition that can lead to stroke.

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Pebble Time gains fitness tracking through HealthKit-compatible Pebble Health

12/15/2015, 05:12 pm

Pebble on Tuesday updated its Pebble Time smartwatches with Pebble Health, a feature bringing fitness tracking to its product lineup for the first time.

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Google's Android Wear for iOS confirmed incompatible with Apple's HealthKit

09/01/2015, 07:09 pm

In announcing Android Wear for iOS on Monday, Google noted users can track steps, calories and other biometric readings in-app, but failed to confirm HealthKit compatibility. It has since been learned that Google chose not to integrate with Apple's platform, instead opting for its own Google Fit service.

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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.

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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.

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Apple expands HealthKit in iOS 9 to track sexual activity, ovulation, UV exposure, water intake

06/09/2015, 05:06 pm

Beginning with iOS 9, HealthKit now accepts a number of new data types from external apps and accessories, tracking everything from water consumption to whether protection was used during sex.

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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.

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Basis ships Peak Titanium Edition fitness tracker, updates apps with HealthKit, Google Fit support

05/19/2015, 01:05 pm

Basis on Tuesday launched a Titanium Edition of its Peak fitness tracker, and simultaneously announced software updates enabling support for Apple HealthKit and Google Fit.

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Apple Watch, HealthKit star in Louisiana hypertension treatment program

05/06/2015, 03:05 pm

Patients at one Louisiana healthcare provider are combining two of Apple's newest technologies, HealthKit and the pulse-sensing Apple Watch, to enhance monitoring and treatment of hypertension.

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Cedars-Sinai Medical Center enables HealthKit integration for patient data

04/27/2015, 09:04 am

Los Angeles' Cedars-Sinai Medical Center updated its electronic health records system over the weekend to support data from Apple's HealthKit platform, the hospital's chief information officer has revealed.

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Apple partners with IBM Watson Health Cloud to bring secure cloud, data analytics to HealthKit and ResearchKit

04/13/2015, 05:04 pm

IBM on Monday announced a new cognitive computing platform called Watson Health Cloud that will, in cooperation with partners Apple, Johnson & Johnson and Medtronic, offer custom tailored data analytics services to healthcare professionals.

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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.

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Apple announces ResearchKit for medical researchers, tapping into iPhone & HealthKit

03/09/2015, 01:03 pm

Medical researchers will be able to leverage the power of 700 million iPhone users around the world, creating apps to help study and cure diseases thanks to Apple's new ResearchKit developer tools.

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Microsoft Band adds MapMyFitness & HealthVault support, but still no Apple HealthKit

02/24/2015, 01:02 pm

The wearable fitness tracking Microsoft Band received an update this week adding support for biking, and integration with MapMyFitness and Microsoft's own HealthVault service, but it still lacks compatibility with Apple's HealthKit tools and Health app for iOS 8.

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Apple Inc iOS 8 HealthKit already in testing at 60 percent of top 23 U.S. hospitals

02/05/2015, 04:02 am

An exclusive report by Reuters noted that 14 of the top 23 hospitals in the U.S. have already rolled out a pilot program using Apple's iOS 8 Health app, or "are in talks to do so."

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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.

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A&D Medical adds HealthKit support for Bluetooth blood pressure monitors, scales

12/15/2014, 02:12 pm

Medical device maker A&D on Monday announced an update to its A&D Connect app that allows A&D's Bluetooth-enabled blood pressure monitors, weight scales, and activity trackers to synchronize their data with Apple's Health app in iOS 8.

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Review: iPhone-connected BACtrack Mobile breathalyzer with HealthKit support

12/07/2014, 04:12 am

With Bluetooth connectivity and Apple HealthKit integration, the BACtrack Mobile Smartphone Breathalyzer for iPhone brings the "quantified self" trend to a new category: alcohol consumption.

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How to make the most of Apple's HealthKit in iOS 8 with compatible apps and accessories

11/22/2014, 02:11 pm

After a rocky start, Apple's built-in Health app now integrates with numerous activity tracking services and hardware to bring all your fitness data into one place. Here's a primer on how to best take advantage of the new wellness platform.

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