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Stanford, Duke to pilot Apple HealthKit

A pair of university-related hospitals plan to put Apple's HealthKit offering to the test with a focus on improving patient care through streamlined processes.

App group lobbying for HIPAA changes to foster software innovation

A mobile software industry group is lobbying a lawmaker to help speed innovation and app development for the healthcare sector without sacrificing security and privacy protection.

Report: Google principles roadmap for mental health app building

Evidence-based mobile mental health technologies could boost patient self-care and reduce the increasing demand for one-on-one psychological intervention, but such mHealth tools would do well to adhere to specific development guidelines, according to a new research study.

BlackBerry mulls entry into wearables market

Struggling enterprise smartphone maker BlackBerry is mulling a move into wearables and conducting "internal experimentation," according to a PC Magazine report.

Report: Malware infections spiking on mobile devices

Security threats to mobile devices is spiking as malicious software infections increased 17 percent in the first half of this year, which is nearly double the rate of 2013, according to a report from Alcatel-Lucent Kindsight Security Lab data.

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The American Medical Association, concerned about current electronic health record design, has released a new framework outlining eight priorities to improve the usability of the systems.

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Healthcare organizations that successfully adapt to changes brought on by the Affordable Care Act do so largely with the help of their human resources departments.  Organizations strive to reduce costs, improve patient satisfaction and increase patient safety by placing high priority on the following HR-related functions, a ccording to a  sur vey  from HealthcareSource and the American Society of Healthcare Human Resources Association.