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Topic: Health

Apple in talks to transfer US veterans' medical records to iPhone

11/20/2018, 07:11 pm

Apple is reportedly in discussions with the Department of Veterans Affairs to partner on a program that would grant millions of military veterans access to their medical records directly on iPhone.

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Apple Heart Study not used to gain FDA clearance for Apple Watch Series 4 ECG

11/02/2018, 12:11 am

The Apple Heart Study, conducted in partnership with Stanford Medicine, collected heart rate data from more than 400,000 Apple Watch users in its attempt to determine whether wearable devices can effectively detect irregular heart rhythms. Contrary to previous reports, however, the results were not used to gain clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for Apple Watch Series 4's ECG feature.

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LabCorp health sciences testing integrates Apple Health Records support

10/29/2018, 09:10 pm

Life sciences firm LabCorp on Monday announced integration with Apple's Health Records, allowing patients to store and view test results and other medical data from a variety of providers directly on their iPhone.

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Apple Watch, iPhone tapped for knee and hip replacement surgery outcome study

10/15/2018, 12:10 pm

Apple has partnered with medical equipment manufacturer Zimmer Biomet in a wide-ranging initiative to use the iPhone and Apple Watch to gather data to improve hip and knee replacement surgical outcomes for patients.

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Apple to donate 1,000 Apple Watches to aid binge eating study

10/15/2018, 05:10 am

Together with a separate logging app, Apple Watches will be used to look for biological changes during episodes of uncontrollable eating.

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Medisafe integration with Apple's Health Records brings easy medication management to iOS

10/10/2018, 11:10 pm

Medication management app Medisafe this week finalized integration with Apple's Health Records API, granting nearly five million users in 200 countries quick and easy iOS access to drug-to-drug interaction notifications, pill reminders and more.

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New program offers free accidental death insurance to Apple Watch owners

09/27/2018, 01:09 pm

Consumers who own an Apple Watch are being offered $1,000 of accidental death insurance coverage at no cost through a new program from popular health app Cardiogram and two major insurance providers.

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Apple stores now sell Spire Health Tags for holistic self quantification

09/18/2018, 09:09 pm

Apple retail channels this week started sales of Spire Health Tags, small, machine-washable devices with a long battery life that sticks to a user's clothes to monitor heart rate and track steps, breathing, stress levels and sleep patterns.

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Apple hires hospital chain exec for AC Wellness employee health clinics

09/14/2018, 09:09 am

Osman Akhtar, former COO of Fairview Health Services in Minnesota, will take a top job related to AC Wellness, healthcare clinics for Apple's employees.

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Silicon Valley's product strategy won't work with health care, says Apple veteran

09/06/2018, 04:09 pm

Robin Goldstein, a former Apple executive who served most recently as Senior Manager of Health Special Projects, assails the tech industry's approach to health tech.

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Apple Heart Study winds down ahead of January completion date

09/02/2018, 02:09 am

A number of early participants in the Apple Heart Study received messages this weekend saying that their contributions to the program are complete.

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Apple Watch, other wearables increasingly used to manage chronic health conditions, study says

08/30/2018, 01:08 pm

A study of user data pulled from popular health app Cardiogram yields unique insight into usage the patterns of Apple Watch and other wearable products, suggesting devices with advanced biometric monitoring capabilities are seeing increased use in the management of chronic conditions.

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Apple's iOS Health Records has 75+ backers, uses open-source frameworks for easy adoption

08/08/2018, 04:08 pm

Apple's iOS Health Records program has grown to 77 supported health organizations, and is using an open-source standard known as Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources, or FHIR, the company's head of Clinical and Health Informatics revealed at a speech on Wednesday.

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Apple's Health Records API paves way for comprehensive medical apps on iPhone

06/04/2018, 07:06 pm

Buried by a mountain of onstage WWDC announcements, Apple on Monday released a new Health Records API to developers, opening the door to a new apps that will allow users to manage medications and diseases diagnoses, track nutrition plans, participate in research and more directly from their iPhone.

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Apple Watch more effective at detecting heart condition than KardiaBand accessory, study finds

03/21/2018, 11:03 am

A continuing study into the medical potential of consumer wearables has confirmed devices like Apple Watch are sensitive enough to detect abnormal heart rhythms with a 97 percent accuracy, a performance that beats out add-on ECG accessory KardiaBand.

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Apple Watch a hit on the mountain: 25% of Slopes app skiers and riders start tracking via wrist

02/28/2018, 09:02 am

While third-party apps for Apple Watch remain something of a mixed bag, at least one developer has found a very popular use case for their watchOS app: Consumed by Code's skiing and snowboarding app Slopes sees one-quarter of its users start recording rides down the mountain via Apple Watch.

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Apple to launch 'AC Wellness' clinics for employees in spring, centers will serve as testing ground for health products

02/27/2018, 01:02 am

Apple this spring will launch a network of health clinics under the "AC Wellness" banner, with the independent health centers initially dedicated to servicing company employees and their families.

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Apple's wearables business nearly size of Fortune 300 company, CEO Tim Cook says

02/13/2018, 10:02 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook provided a bit of color on the company's wearables business during Tuesday's shareholders meeting, saying combined Apple Watch, AirPods and Beats headphones revenue is nearing that of a Fortune 300 company.

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Apple Watch can detect early signs of diabetes with 85% accuracy, study finds

02/07/2018, 10:02 am

Amid rumors that Apple is working on a non-invasive glucose monitoring system for Apple Watch, researchers are using cutting edge software science to prove the heart rate sensors in current-generation wearables can successfully detect early signs of diabetes.

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Apple offers special badge, iMessage stickers for Apple Watch owners during Heart Month

02/02/2018, 09:02 am

To mark American Heart Month, which promotes cardiovascular health, Apple is launching a special Activity Challenge for the Apple Watch, which comes with a badge and three animated iMessage stickers for whoever completes it.

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