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Apple to facilitate health data transfer between apps

Apple to facilitate health data transfer between apps

By Rachel Z. Arndt  |  June 05, 2018

Apple will soon allow third-party apps to access the health data stored in its Health app. The company already lets patients of 500 hospitals and clinics pull their health information from electronic health records into the Apple Health app.

Apple vs. Epic: Appraising the apps

Apple vs. Epic: Appraising the apps

By Rachel Z. Arndt  |  April 14, 2018

The race to create a user-friendly, mobile health portal is on. Traditional electronic health record vendors like Epic and Cerner are being challenged by a heavyweight in consumerism: Apple.

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...

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...

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