Two top electronic health record providers are on the Apple HealthKit bandwagon and developing apps aimed at helping patients with chronic illness and fostering data sharing between care givers and patients, according to a Reuters report.
When it comes to data security in the healthcare industry, it is a matter of finding the balance between technology, personnel and good governance structure, according to two information security experts.
Apple's newest software update is now available for download, but one of its most highly anticipated features--at least for the healthcare industry--is not available.
FierceHealthIT spoke with Deven McGraw (pictured), a partner in the healthcare practice of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips and longtime member of the ONC's Health IT Policy Committee, about privacy and security concerning Apple Watch and HealthKit.
A pair of university-related hospitals plan to put Apple's HealthKit offering to the test with a focus on improving patient care through streamlined processes.
Perhaps overlooked in all of the Apple news from this past week, BlackBerry has indicated that it, too, is researching wearables and investigating mHealth opportunities.
Struggling enterprise smartphone maker BlackBerry is mulling a move into wearables and conducting "internal experimentation," according to a PC Magazine report.
Nurses increasingly rely on mobile devices and the Internet for work needs, with 65 percent using a device at work and 95 percent of healthcare organizations supporting online devices for clinical consulting and accessing information, according to a new survey.
As Apple looks to team with provider organizations and other health technology vendors on efforts relating to its forthcoming HealthKit platform and its new wearable device, Apple Watch, it will be interesting to see how much traction it gains among clinicians. To that end, we queried our FierceHealthIT Editorial Advisory Board for their thoughts on Apple's new offerings.
U.S. hospitals say they're not prepared to treat a deadly infection like Ebola, and while they've put infection-control technology on the back burner, that's quickly changing, according to a survey from Black Book.