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Apple Shares Updated Human Interface Guidelines for HealthKit, Now Lets Developers Use Apple Health Icon

Monday April 20, 2020 11:32 am PDT by
Apple today informed developers that it has released updated Human Interface Guidelines for HealthKit, providing new guidance on using the Apple Health app icon, additional guidance on using Apple Health-related terms, and new privacy and data usage guidelines. HealthKit is the SDK that allows developers to create integrations with the Apple Health app for health and fitness-focused apps,...

Strava for iOS Gains HealthKit Integration for Importing Apple Watch Workouts

Thursday February 13, 2020 1:22 am PST by
Strava for iOS was today updated with improved HealthKit integration, allowing users to import Apple Watch workouts into the Strava app. Prior to today's update, Strava users had to rely on third-party solutions like the Healthfit app to share workouts between the Apple's Health records and Strava. Now they can import workouts recorded on iPhone or ‌Apple Watch‌ directly into the app. To...

Apple Considered Buying Medical Clinic Startup Crossover Health

Monday October 16, 2017 3:52 pm PDT by
Apple considered purchasing medical clinic startup Crossover Health as part of its push into healthcare, reports CNBC. Apple is said to have participated talks with the healthcare company up until recently, but after months of discussion, no deal materialized. According to its website, Crossover Health works with major companies to provide employees with on-site medical clinics. Some of its exi...

Apple Joins FDA Pilot Program for Faster Approval of Digital Health Tools

Tuesday September 26, 2017 11:03 am PDT by
The Food and Drug Administration today announced that it has selected nine companies to join its voluntary Pre-Cert pilot program, which is designed to foster innovation through the creation of a less restrictive regulatory framework that will lead to faster acceptance of health-related software and, in some cases, products. Companies accepted to the program include Apple, Fitbit, Johnson &...

Key Stanford Medical Researcher Joins Apple's Health Team

Saturday June 24, 2017 4:33 am PDT by
Apple has hired the lead doctor of Stanford University's digital health initiative, Sumbul Desai, to take on an unspecified role in one of the tech company's health projects. The hire was rumored earlier this month, but Stanford Medicine confirmed it to Internet Health Management on Friday. Desai headed up Stanford's Center for Digital Health, launched by the university's School of Medicine in ...

Apple Working With Health Gorilla to Offer Comprehensive Medical Records on iPhone

Monday June 19, 2017 2:50 pm PDT by
In its quest to turn the iPhone into a comprehensive health repository for every iPhone user, Apple has teamed up with Health Gorilla, a company specializing in aggregating diagnostic information, reports CNBC. Citing two sources familiar with Apple's plans, CNBC says Apple is working with Health Gorilla to add diagnostic data to the iPhone by cooperating with hospitals, imaging centers, and...

Apple Aiming to Make iPhone 'One-Stop Shop' for Medical Info

Wednesday June 14, 2017 6:50 pm PDT by
Apple wants the iPhone to serve as a comprehensive health repository for every iPhone user, keeping track of medical data like doctors visits, lab results, medications, and more, reports CNBC. Apple is said to have a "secretive team" within its health unit that has been communicating with developers, hospitals, and other industry groups about storing clinical data on the iPhone. With all of...

Apple Has 'Secret' Team of Biomedical Engineers Developing Sensors for Non-Invasively Monitoring Blood Glucose

Wednesday April 12, 2017 4:55 pm PDT by
At a nondescript office in Palo Alto, Apple is rumored to have a small team of biomedical engineers researching better methods for monitoring blood sugar, reports CNBC. Apple's work on glucose monitoring is said to have started with former Apple CEO Steve Jobs, who wanted to develop a sensor that could continuously and non-invasively monitor blood sugar levels to improve quality of life. Apple ...

Apple Researching How iPhones Can Monitor Parkinson's Patients in Real Time

Wednesday November 16, 2016 4:50 pm PST by
Apple is researching whether iPhone and Apple Watch can be used to "passively monitor data" from patients suffering from Parkinson's Disease, according to Fast Company. Those with Parkinson's often see their doctors every six months, leaving wide gaps between visits where symptoms could improve or worsen, putting some on the wrong dose of medication. Stephen Friend, the Sage Bionetworks...

Apple Hires Duke Doctor on Forefront of Implementing HealthKit and ResearchKit

Monday October 31, 2016 9:18 pm PDT by
Apple has hired Duke's Dr. Ricky Bloomfield, one of the early proponents of both HealthKit and ResearchKit, for its health team, according to MobiHealthNews. The hiring was first announced by Dr. Bloomfield's colleague on Twitter and confirmed by Apple to MobiHealthNews. As Duke's Director of Mobile Strategy, Dr. Bloomfield helped Duke become one of the first hospitals to integrate HealthKit....

Apple Working to Transform HealthKit Into Diagnosis Tool Aided by New Apple Watch Apps

Monday September 26, 2016 6:39 am PDT by
Apple has hired "scores of healthcare experts" in recent years to develop improved electronic health record software, with an ultimate goal of transforming HealthKit into a tool that improves diagnoses, reports Bloomberg. The system could chip away at two problems that plague the industry and have stumped other specialist firms in the field: interoperability -- allowing data to be transferred...

Apple Acquires Personal Health Data Recording Platform 'Gliimpse'

Monday August 22, 2016 6:13 am PDT by
Apple has acquired personal health and wellness startup Gliimpse, continuing its push into the health and fitness landscape that it began focusing on with the launch of the Apple Watch. The company made the acquisition earlier in the year, according to Fast Company, but Apple has now confirmed the purchase with its usual response: "Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time,...

'Cardiogram' App Update Brings Native Apple Watch Support, 3D Touch, and More

Thursday June 9, 2016 3:56 am PDT by
HealthKit-enabled Apple Watch app Cardiogram has received its 1.0 release, bringing native watchOS 2 compatibility, 3D Touch for supporting devices, and a redesigned interface. The app has been developed in collaboration with researchers at the University of California San Francisco's Health eHeart study, which aims to help end heart disease. The program wants to develop a way to detect atrial ...

Apple: Steve Jobs' Healthcare Prompted Apple Watch Development

Tuesday May 10, 2016 3:18 am PDT by
TIME published an article yesterday that offers an interesting take on Apple's long-term plans for the Apple Watch, noting that Steve Jobs' desire to improve the healthcare system indirectly inspired its development. The article is written by technology consultant Tim Bajarin, who recently spent time at the company's headquarters and met with Apple executives involved with the Apple Watch. He...

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Enables Access to HealthKit for More Than 80,000 Patients

Monday April 27, 2015 9:20 am PDT by
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, one of the largest hospitals in Los Angeles, has updated its online medical records to enable access to HealthKit for more than 80,000 patients, reports Bloomberg. Cedars-Sinai joins The Mayo Clinic and Duke University Hospital as medical centers connected to the health platform, alongside more than 900 health, medical and fitness apps integrated with the service.“Th...

IBM Launches Watson Health Cloud, Partners With Apple to Support HealthKit and ResearchKit Apps

Monday April 13, 2015 10:30 pm PDT by
Apple partner IBM today announced the launch of Watson Health Cloud, designed to offer physicians, researchers, insurers and health-related companies a secure and open platform for storing health-related data. The platform facilitates the secure sharing of data from multiple types of input, from personal fitness trackers to connected medical devices to doctor-created medical records. The...

Viawear to Launch Fashion-Oriented 'Tyia' Wearable Aimed at Women

Monday January 12, 2015 11:30 am PST by
Shown off at CES for the first time this year, Viawear's Tyia is a wearable device that aims to bridge the gap between technology and fashion, much like the Apple Watch. Designed for women, the Tyia is a bracelet that focuses on delivering fully customizable notifications to let users keep tabs on messages, email, and social media accounts even when their iPhones are buried in purses and pockets. ...