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.
Sculley, 77, is the new chairman and chief marketing officer at Southborough, Mass.-based RxAdvance, a cloud-based pharmacy benefit manager launched this year.
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...
The app should ease prescribers' workflows, which have been disrupted as states embraced electronic prescribing for controlled substances.
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.
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...
Mobile medical applications increasingly are being used by patients and consumers. Now healthcare providers are evaluating whether and how to work with their patients in tapping these apps. But they're proceeding cautiously because of the dearth of clinical evidence for many consumer apps.
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...
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.
There's many a slip between a physician's instructions, a care manager's plan and the patient's recollection. Now there are apps to reduce that slippage.
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.
Some Apple Watch owners are running into a bit of interference with their new devices—wrist tattoos can affect the wearable computer's heart-rate monitor.