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It’s open source, so will Apple ResearchKit include Android?

Apple’s ResearchKit has only just been announced, and most agree that the project has tremendous potential to improve medical research. Being able to tap anyone with a smartphone as a potential low-time-commitment research participant could make research trial
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HHS launches suicide prevention, training tool app for providers

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, a branch of the US Department of Health and Human Services, has launched a new training tool, an app called Suicide Safe, for behavioral health and primary care providers. Suicide
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Apple removes more wristworn fitness devices from its stores

Apple has stopped selling a number of fitness tracking devices in its stores recently, including Withings Pulse O2 Activity Tracker, and, as Re/Code reported this morning, Jawbone Up24, Nike FuelBand SE, and Mio’s wristworn heart rate tracker. Apple pulled the
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Nurses say lack of medical device connectivity, interoperability creates medical errors

Lack of medical device connectivity and interoperability are big contributors to preventable medical errors, according to a recent survey of nurses. According to the 526 registered nurses who participated in the survey, which was commissioned by
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Eko Devices raises $2M for smartphone-connected stethoscope device

Berkeley, California-based smartphone-enabled stethoscope company Eko Devices has raised $2 million in a round led by existing investor Founder.org with participation from Stanford StartX, and angels, including former HHS advisor John Noonan and the cofounders of
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Next Generation ACOs will be reimbursed for more telemedicine

This week, the Department of Health and Human Services announced that it would follow up its Pioneer Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Model with a new, Next Generation ACO Model. ACOs operating under the new model will take on more risk than their
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In-Depth: Apple ResearchKit concerns, potential, analysis

The big digital health story this week was, without a doubt, Apple’s unveiling of ResearchKit, a forthcoming developer tool that will make it easier for medical researchers to use apps to collect health data for clinical studies. (If you haven’t
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Google Posts 8 New Jobs on the Google Glass Team

Looking for work? Or maybe just looking for continued signs that Google Glass is alive and well? How about this: Google recently posted eight new engineering jobs on the Google Glass team. GA reader David Carr discovered the new openings and tipped us off. All eight

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TC Gadgets Podcast: Apple Watch, New MacBook, ResearchKit, HBO Now And More

gadgets150309 Today served up quite a bit of information around the Apple Watch, the new MacBook, and the introduction of ResearchKit, HBO Now,
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You Can Keep Your iPhone In Your Pocket. Don’t Believe Me? Just Watch

nintendopowerglove Watch This is no sidekick. It’s not merely a companion. The Apple Watch completely eliminates the need to pull
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The Apple Watch Compared To The Competition

Apple Watch competition chart After nearly half a year of suspense, we finally have all the details about the Apple Watch, including when
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What Your Favorite Apps Look Like On Apple Watch (Plus New Ones!)

apple-watch-event0359 In preparation for Apple’s first wearable device, mobile developers have been busy creating all kinds of
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Hands On With The Apple Watch

IMG_8960 Apple’s smartwatch was on display again at today’s special Apple event, and this time we actually got to try a live unit. Last
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You Can Keep Your iPhone In Your Pocket. Don’t Believe Me? Just Watch

nintendopowerglove Watch This is no sidekick. It’s not merely a companion. The Apple Watch completely eliminates the need to
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Salesforce First Enterprise App To Jump On Apple Watch Bandwagon

Apple Watch with Salesforce Wave chart. When Kevin Lynch, Apple’s VP of technology demonstrated how apps worked on
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A Look At The Apple Watch Companion App

apple-watch-event0360 In order to support Apple’s new wearable device, the Apple Watch, the company announced this morning
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Apple Watch’s Battery Life Could Be Its Achilles Heel

apple-watch-event0363 Apple proudly proclaims that the Apple Watch has an all-day battery life. But what does that mean? Well, hopefully
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Today’s Apple Event In 90 Seconds

IMG_8877 Apple brought a lot more than expected with today’s event in San Francisco, pushing new products in media, health, computers, and
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Apple Shares Shift In Wake Of New Product Announcements

apple-rise-fall Stocks go up, stocks go down, and apart from earnings, rumors, and analyst notes, things tend to rub along mostly in sync across
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Apple Pegged To Bring Force Touch Pressure-Sensitive Input To Next iPhones

sensitive_large Apple’s Force Touch tech, which it built into both the new 12-inch MacBook and the new Apple Watch, is also headed to the
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Wi-Fi And Gestures Could Soon Help Android Wear Match Some Apple Watch Advantages

lg-g-watch-r Android Wear is reportedly getting some updates that will help it mirror or offer alternatives to some of the big wearable advantages
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Will The Apple Watch Be China’s New Addiction?

IMG_8964 According to a MarketWatch report, a man named “Zeng” from Guangzhou, China told police that he was selling drugs to finance his
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Sneak Peek At Flipboard’s Apple Watch App

flipboard-logo Among the many new applications designed for Apple Watch, there are still a few big names who had yet to reveal how their apps
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Would You Buy A Rugged Case Kit For The Apple Watch?

Epik Of all the complications that will worry the outer rim of Apple Watch buyers’ minds, the question of whether
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Amazon’s Apple Watch App Will Let You Shop From Your Wrist

apple-watch-amazon Though online retailer Amazon wasn’t among one of the many applications Apple introduced this week as coming soon to
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Which Apple Watch Is Right For You?

which-watch The Apple Watch is a novel product in Apple’s lineup for more reasons than one, but the sheer range of options available to
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11 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

TC-weekly-roundup1 It’s been a controversial week in tech, to say the least. With Apple’s reveal of a new one-port MacBook to the
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CrunchWeek: Box’s Earnings, Apple’s Watch, And What The Hell Is Meerkat

crunchweek-4-3 CrunchWeek is back with a new face running the ship: Recent TechCrunch hire Sarah Lane was our captain this time around, joined by
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How 3D Printing Could End The Deadly Shortage Of Donor Organs

A 3-D printer at Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine at work on a kidney prototype. Three-dimensional printing has been used to make everything from pizza to prostheses, and now researchers are working on using the emerging technology to fabricate hearts,

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Study finds vast disagreement between healthcare quality rating lists

As payors increasingly consider giving patients price transparency tools to compare hospitals, there are also a number of groups looking to provide comparison tools for hospital quality. But a new study in Health Affairs shows that those comparison tools, even from
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Kinsa now helps parents monitor the collective health of their kids’ schools

New York City-based Kinsa Health, maker of an FDA-cleared smartphone-connected thermometer, has launched a new feature, called Groups, so that parents can track the collective health of the student population at their child’s school. Using the Groups
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Fitbit confirms it is acquiring coaching app Fitstar

San Francisco-based Fitbit has confirmed that it will acquire fitness coaching app developer, FitStar, to add more training features, according to a report from TechCrunch. The tech publication had previously reported the deal would be between $25
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GE, Stanford launch digital health efficacy startup Evidation, absorb The Activity Exchange

GE Ventures and Stanford Health Care have teamed up to create Evidation Health, a company focused on evaluating the efficacy of digital health technologies. Soon after Evidation was formed it merged with wellness engagement platform company The Activity Exchange. In
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First Derm dermatology Q&A app tops 100,000 downloads

First Derm, a dermatology question-and-answer app that is available in the Apple AppStore and Google Play Store, has reached 100,000 downloads. The app launched a little more than a year ago: January 2014. First Derm allows users to anonymously take
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Study: Interactive, tailored web content may improve patient health, knowledge

Offering interactive web-based content that is personalized for a patient may increase the patient’s knowledge of their condition and reduce their incidence of negative effects, according to a study conducted by researchers in the Department of
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NutriSystem CEO: “You can’t eat an app for lunch.”

Weight loss company NutriSystem stressed that its weight loss app was a key part of its strategy moving forward, according to the company’s Q4 earnings call. The company’s core offering is an end-to-end weight loss system: The company sends users ingredients
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FDA releases app for clinicians to track drug shortages

The FDA has launched a new app, called DrugShortages, to help health care practitioners and pharmacists track current drug shortages, resolved shortages, and discontinuations of drug products. “The FDA understands that health care professionals and
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Apple Health update will add more international units, privacy feature

Apple will launch the new version of its mobile OS, iOS 8.2, on Monday, which will include a number of updates to Apple Health, according to a report from BGR. The health app updates fall into three broad categories: new features, bug fixes, and, notably,
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Nike+ Running app now pulls device data from Garmin, TomTom, and others

Nike has announced that users of its Nike+ Running app will now be able to pull data from fitness devices made by Garmin, TomTom, Wahoo Fitness, and Netpulse. Users that own a Garmin, TomTom, Wahoo Fitness, or Netpulse device can download the Nike+ Running app and
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The Lost Chapter: Wearable Web Access with Google Glass

An always-interesting talking point about Google Glass has been its web browser. Unlike many topics within the Glass community, the browser tends not to be a polarizing issue – in my experience, opinions on the user agent often skew towards the negative, or even

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The Case for Continued Glassware Development

This article is for all you one-time Glassware developers out there, wondering if you should continue work on your app in the current climate. I know how you feel; I’m one of you. And last summer I was first in line to stop developing for Glass. I think that was

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Glass Weekly Headlines: March 6, 2015

Here are your Google Glass headlines for the week. Enjoy! Using Glass Google Glass Takes Sharp Look At Plant Health, www.scientificamerican.com An Affair of the Heart: The Untold Story of Google Glass in Cardiology, www.huffingtonpost.com “Life Thru The

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Curious About Apple Watch Apps? WatchAware Provides Interactive Previews

apple-watch-gif Apple’s first wearable is right around the corner, and the Apple Watch will likely debut along a very healthy selection of
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Would You Buy A ‘Smart Band’ For An Apple Watch?

AplWatch-Hero-Tumble-PRINT Would you shell out money for a ‘smart’ accessory band for an Apple Watch that added
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Apple Watch Sounding More Independent In Latest Leak

Apple Watch Music The Apple Watch will offer a lot more independent features than were previously announced, according to a new leak from the
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On Eve Of Apple Watch Launch, History On Apple’s Side

Pile of iOS devices. Apple has a wee announcement tomorrow. Perhaps you’ve heard. It’s called The Apple Watch, and
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Google Glass Is Alive And Well And Living In The Enterprise

Serious man wearing Glass. Rumors of Google Glass’s demise have been greatly exaggerated. Google Glass is not dead. It’s
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Patient-sourced drug satisfaction data has its own role to play in healthcare

San Francisco-based Iodine, the startup from former Wired executive editor Thomas Goetz and former Google engineer Matt Mohebbi that launched last fall, is already starting to see some interesting data come out of its crowdsourced medication reviews. For instance, Goetz
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Report: Google considering strategic investment in Jawbone

Google is considering strategic investment in Jawbone, although discussions are in preliminary stages, according to a report from Re/Code. Re/Code adds Google and Jawbone have not agreed on the size of investment or valuation and that the discussions are
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Sharecare acquires voice, text analysis company Feingold Technologies

Atlanta-based Sharecare, the health and wellness engagement platform founded by WebMD founder Jeff Arnold and television personality Dr. Mehmet Oz, has acquired Germany-based Feingold Technologies, a company that offers software that
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