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Yale researchers tap Apple ResearchKit to study heart condition

In a quest to investigate cardiomyopathy, Yale School of Medicine researchers are launching a study using the Apple iPhone and ResearchKit platform to gain a deeper understanding of the heart muscle ailment.

Johnson & Johnson, IBM Watson to create virtual coach apps for patients

IBM Watson and Johnson & Johnson will team up to create apps for consumers that will provide them with a virtual health coach.

Apple Watch OS update widens door for mHealth app capabilities

Apple's second generation Watch system, watchOS 2, will drive compelling mHealth apps, features and capabilities, Apple CEO Tim Cook said during a keynote at an Apple product event this week, just moments before introducing a third-party app integration to back his claim.

Johns Hopkins taps into Apple ResearchKit, device sensors for epilepsy study

Johns Hopkins University is using Apple's ResearchKit, as well as the company's Watch and iPhone sensor technology, to develop a better method for predicting epileptic seizures and gain in-depth insight on seizure impact to the human body.

Dexcom glucose monitor tool gets green light from FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first fully mobile continuous glucose monitoring system that lets users to share glucose data via a smartphone instead of a stand-alone receiver.

Apple, Fitbit battling for 'wearables' market supremacy

Apple currently is in the lead when it comes to making the most money in the wearables market, but Fitbit is not too far behind, according to a new report.

Adidas buys Runtastic, joins competitive wearables field

The health wearables industry is getting more competitive as another brand-name fitness apparel maker enters the race.

'Alert' app taps Apple HealthKit to keep diabetics in safe glucose level zone

A new app dubbed notifies users about potentially risky glucose levels via real-time data, courtesy of the Apple HealthKit platform.

4 ways to inspire healthcare innovation

The healthcare industry can take lessons in innovation from sources as diverse as Chipotle, the zoo or the Apple store, leaders at the Sibley Innovation Hub told the Washington Business Journal.

Privacy a priority during health system's Apple Watch deployment

Protecting patient data and privacy requires prime attention when deploying mHealth technology, according to Michael Ash, chief transformation officer at Nebraska Medicine. The health system is conducting a $10 million research project on the impact of remote health monitoring of chronically ill patients, and is now deploying an Apple Watch-based version of its EHR to let patients and physicians communicate and access data from test result notices to appointment information.