A new Apple Watch app aims to enhance cancer care and improve patient monitoring during treatments such as chemotherapy.
Given the increasing wave of mHealth-related IBM headlines in the past few months, some could have the impression IBM is just now getting its foot in the door where mobile healthcare in concerned. But while Apple, Google and BlackBerry have been heralded as major players to drive mHealth technology ahead, it would be remiss, and even irresponsible, to not put IBM on the list--and maybe even someday soon at the top.
Fitbit, a leader in the wearable fitness tracker market, has filed for an initial public offering, tagged at about $100 million.
This may be the "breakthrough" year for revenue and consumer adoption of fitness and mHealth wearables, and much of it may be due to the arrival of the Apple Watch, according to a new Visiongain report.
Five million senior citizens in Japan will soon have access to iPads aimed at boosting their personal health and wellness thanks to a collaboration between IBM and Apple.
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles has become the latest provider organization to link its electronic medical records system to Apple's HealthKit software.
New Orleans-based Ochsner Health System is piloting the Apple Watch as a mHealth tool to help patients manage high blood pressure and live a healthier lifestyle.
Software developers have been busy creating apps for Apple's Watch since late last year when Apple released the iOS 8.2 SDK and then its WatchKit SDK this February. The Watch, Apple's first-ever wearable, comes with a two semi-mHealth apps that fall more on the fitness scope, including Activity and Workout.
As part of its partnership with Apple, IBM is taking advantage of health information gathered by the tech giant's devices to create its new Watson Health unit, designed to provide data analytics, Reuters reported.
A new Tractica report projects more than 75 million wearable devices will be deployed in enterprise and industrial environments between 2014 and 2020, with smartwatches leading the way.