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RANKED Health program to help patients, docs find clinically relevant apps

A new program, RANKED Health, aims to help clinicians and patients sort through the deluge of health-related apps and devices. Rankings from the MIT Hacking Medicine Institute program are a means to...

Dana-Farber, Fitbit team up on breast cancer study

The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Fitbit are partnering on a two-year study to determine how weight loss plays into breast cancer recurrence.

Apple Carekit expands open source reach through Github

Apple's CareKit is now available to the open source community Github, a move the company believes will spur app development and new tools to the healthcare framework, it announced last week.

Report: Healthcare will be a top market for smart clothing

Healthcare will be a top market focus for smart clothing and body sensor wearables capable of measuring biometrics and physiological data, according to a new report.

Joint Commission ends ban on clinician text use with caveats

Better messaging security technologies are prompting the Joint Commission to end its ban on clinician use of such tools. Healthcare providers and caretakers can now use text to send patient orders, but only if such tools meet the commission's requirements, the commission announces in the May edition of Joint Commission Perspectives.

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The five-year civil war in Syria is taking a toll on those trying to save its victims: the country's doctors, according to a report in  The Atlantic.