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Apple and Stanford launch Apple Watch heart study

Apple and Stanford launch Apple Watch heart study

By Rachel Z. Arndt  |  November 30, 2017

Apple and Stanford Medicine are launching a research study that uses the Apple Watch to identify irregular heart rhythms. The tech giant is reportedly working on EHRs and other healthcare technologies as well.

Aetna makes large bet on wellness with Apple Watches

Aetna makes large bet on wellness with Apple Watches

By Bob Herman  |  October 01, 2016

They're nearly ubiquitous now—the buzzy arm accessories that track your activity and heart rate and other measures of well-being. And last week, health insurer Aetna doubled down on the wellness promises of one of the most popular wearables—the Apple Watch—by offering it for free...

Aetna makes large bet on wellness with Apple Watches

Aetna makes large bet on wellness with Apple Watches

By Bob Herman  |  September 27, 2016

Apple Watches are becoming near-ubiquitous in healthcare and the corporate world, and health insurer Aetna is now investing heavily in the wellness promises of the device.

Does BlackRock's spending spree auger health stock comeback?

By Bob Herman and Dave Barkholz  |  February 06, 2016

BlackRock, the world's largest asset manager, is placing big bets on healthcare stocks. The giant New York money manager, which oversees more than $4.5 trillion in assets, took large positions last year in at least 14 investor-owned healthcare companies and a host of medical-device and equipment...

Research apps reach a wider new audience, but not everyone

Research apps reach a wider new audience, but not everyone

By Melanie Evans  |  October 15, 2015

A growing number of researchers are developing apps with Apple's new ResearchKit platform to quickly gather data from large patient cohorts. And they say the benefits of the approach will overcome downside realities that less-affluent patients have limited access to the hardware that runs the...

Tech firms refocus to address Stage 3 meaningful-use rules

By Beth Kutscher  |  October 10, 2015

A new group of innovators are entering the final phase of the federal electronic health-record program as its focus shifts away from implementation and toward quality outcomes and patient-centered data exchange.

Software turns smartphones into tools for medical research

By Associated Press  |  July 27, 2015

Smartphone apps are the latest tools to emerge from the intersection of healthcare and Silicon Valley, where tech companies are working on ways of bringing patients and doctors together online, applying massive computing power to analyze DNA and even developing "smart" pills for detecting cancer.

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