Deloitte ConvergeHEALTH Patient Connect integrates HealthKit, CareKit, ResearchKit

Deloitte ConvergeHEALTH Patient Connect integrates HealthKit, CareKit, ResearchKit

Deloitte has integrated its ConvergeHEALTH Patient Connect product with Apple HealthKit, CareKit and ResearchKit frameworks, enabling patients to improve adherence to treatment plans while supporting connectivity to clinical research. ConvergeHEALTH is a group of products engineered and built by Deloitte to enable life sciences clients to respond to the shift to value-based, personalized medicine.

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Apple considered a purchase of Crossover Health

Apple considered a purchase of Crossover Health

Apple was in talks for months to buy Crossover Health, but those talks fell through, claims CNBC, quoting three “sources familiar with the matter.” The article says it’s not clear if Apple wanted to own and operate a network of health clinics, like its retail stores, or simply partner to sell products with a health-related angle, like the Apple Watch.

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AWT News Update: January 11, 2017

AWT News Update: January 11, 2017

It was a rather slow Apple news day today, so we spend some time in today's podcast telling you about some new products and a survey that compares the cost of an iPhone around the world:

  • A new tool for diabetic blood glucose monitoring is now available in the online Apple Store
  • The best drawing tablet for the Mac? An iPad Pro running Astropad
  • While the average iPhone is more expensive in the US than Japan or China, it's totally out of reach for Venezuelans
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Apple health tech exec bids the company adieu

Apple health tech exec bids the company adieu

Matsuoka was hired to lead teams involved with the company’s HealthKit tracking software, the CareKit tool for managing patient medical care, the ResearchKit framework for conducting medical studies via Apple devices, and related machine learning algorithms. Matsuoka reported to Jeff Williams, Apple’s chief operating officer.

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MD Acne CEO says Apple’s CareKit is a ‘game changer’

MD Acne CEO says Apple’s CareKit is a ‘game changer’

Earlier this year, Apple quietly announced a new open sourced platform – called “CareKit” - that helps app developers build software focused around healthcare and patient data. The move provides Apple with the first point of contact to connect patients, doctors and caregivers using technology.

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Apple hires doctor who specializes in treating kids with diabetes

Apple hires doctor who specializes in treating kids with diabetes

Apple has hired Rajiv Kumar, a doctor who specializes in treating kids with diabetes, reports Fast Company. Kumar made headlines in the fall of 2015 by creating a HealthKit-enabled diabetes monitoring system for young patients at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford University.

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