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Health monitoring capability is 'Holy Grail' of Watch, Apple CEO says

The "Holy Grail" of Apple's Watch is its monitoring capabilities, now and in the future, and attaining deeper insight into the human body, according to Apple CEO Tim Cook.

Apple looking for a top-tier healthcare privacy, security attorney

Apple is seeking a lawyer who has experience with HIPAA and health privacy, according to a recent job listing. 

Telecom companies lag behind Google, Apple in digital health space

As Apple and Google take a greater role in healthcare innovation, telecom companies fall short of success in the industry.

Apple's HealthKit platform continues to hold promise, but challenges remain

Apple's well-received HealthKit, an open source healthcare data collection and sharing platform, holds promise but formidable challenges must be hurdled if the system is to attain its full potential.

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.

Boston Children's Hospital launches app-based study to research fevers

A digital health venture by Boston Children's Hospital will focus on the integration of mHealth into research on a particular illness--in this case, fever.

Accuracy concerns could give provider pause about using data from consumer wearables

This week we report on a study that found a dozen wearables aren't producing reliable or accurate data when it comes to energy expenditure tracking--and it's unfortunate news for patients and consumers who are looking to these devices to stay fit and lose weight. However, it also could prove unfortunate for some health provider care efforts.

Mobile health tools cause data boom, but accuracy remains a challenge

Mobile healthcare apps are creating a flow of patient-generated data in healthcare, but the data deluge is spurring researchers to double check validity and accuracy of the information attained, according to a report at  Nature.

Apple debuts CareKit framework for creation of health apps

Building on the success of its ResearchKit platform, Apple is launching a framework that will allow hospitals and health systems to build apps to better manage patients' health.

AliveCor aims to deliver FDA-approved heart monitoring for Apple Watch

AliveCor, led by three ex-Google software development and design gurus, is aiming to do what Apple hasn't with its wearable Watch: provide users with a sophisticated, accurate and federal government-approved heart monitor.