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Duke's Ricky Bloomfield: We're all in with APIs [Q&A]

When it comes to the use of application programming interfaces in healthcare, Ricky Bloomfield, director of mobile technology strategy and assistant professor of internal medicine and pediatrics at Duke University, says he and his colleagues are all in.

Large employers increasingly buying Fitbits in bulk for employees

Barclays is one of 20 companies signing on to bring Fitbits to their employees, buying the wearables company's devices in bulk.

Apple ResearchKit tapped for autism, melanoma epilepsy studies

Three U.S. universities have announced collaborative efforts to use Apple's ResearchKit framework in studying autism, melanoma and epilepsy.

VC investments in wearables slump

Funding for private wearable start-up companies has slowed this year, despite the big splash made by Apple's Watch and reports consumers are more interested than ever in mHealth devices. 

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.