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Apple, IBM partnership provides Japan's elderly with mHealth access

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 goes all-in on Apple HealthKit

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.

Ochsner snaps on Apple Watch for chronic disease pilot

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.

Apple Watch mHealth app race off to a fast start

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.

IBM, Apple partner to anaylze medical data

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.

Wellness programs will spur wearables adoption in workplace

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.

Apple-IBM mobile health apps: Just what the nurse ordered

Last year, I wrote a commentary proclaiming it was time to tech-mobilize the hardest working segment in healthcare: the nursing staff. What a difference a year makes.

IBM, Apple debut apps to assist nurses

A partnership between Apple and IBM for developing enterprise apps has led to four new healthcare software tools aimed at helping nurses in patient care and management tasks.

FDA's Bakul Patel: Agency taking 'hands-off approach' to wellness devices

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration stands at a crossroads when it comes to regulation and the influx of wearable health tools. So far, the FDA intends to do too little instead of too much.

Apple ResearchKit spurs new studies; thousands sign up

A week after Apple debuted ResearchKit, thousands are signing up to participate in disease investigation efforts while companies launch medical research projects and apps for the smartphone-based platform.