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Alberta’s MyHealth Records App Can Now Connect to Apple Health

Alberta’s MyHealth Records app allows residents of the province to access a variety of health information such as lab test results, prescriptions, immunizations and more, with information also available from Alberta Netcare, the province’s electronic health record. The app also lets users journal their mood, sleep, weight and fitness goals, along with recording information from […]

Apple Execs Talk Apple Watch and Health Goals in Interview

Apple's Chief Operating Officer Jeff Williams, Vice President of Health Dr. Sumbul Desai, and Vice President of Fitness Technologies Jay Blahnik recently sat down for an interview with TechCrunch's Darrell Etherington. Over the course of the interview, the three execs talked about Apple's commitment to the health space and how healthcare and wellness are driving the...

Tim Cook Touts Apple’s Focus on Health and Privacy in New Essay

In a new essay published in the first edition of the Italian magazine Login from Corriere della Sera, Apple CEO Tim Cook talks about the tech giant's corporate values and focus on health, innovation, and privacy (via 9to5Mac). Cook says in the essay that some of the core values at Apple include "putting humanity at...

Apple VP Talks About Healthcare and Wellness in New Interview [VIDEO]

In a recently published video, YouTuber Rene Ritchie sits down with Apple's Vice President of Health Efforts, Dr. Sumbul Desai, to talk about the tech giant's health products and its push into the healthcare and wellness space. "One of the things that we're really focused on is how do you change the perception of health?...

Apple Scaling Back Internal ‘HealthHabit’ Project, Report Says

Apple is scaling back (and might even end up scrapping) 'HealthHabit', one of the tech giant's most ambitious healthcare projects to date — reports Insider. HealthHabit combines fitness tracking, health metrics, health coaching, and access to healthcare professionals into one single app that is internally available to Apple employees. The internal project allows users to...

Facebook Mulls Syncing Oculus Workout Data with Apple Health

Oculus Quest 2 If you own an Oculus virtual reality headset, you might be able to sync your fitness data with Apple Health in the future, according to code discovered within the Facebook company’s VR app. According to Bloomberg, "Facebook Inc. is exploring the idea of letting users synchronize workout data from Oculus virtual-reality headsets with Apple...

Apple Proves Effectiveness of iPhone Walking Metrics in New Study

A new study conducted by Apple researchers in partnership with Zimmer Biomet showcases the viability and efficacy of gait quality metrics passively collected by an iPhone in post-surgical care for patients who have had total hip or knee arthroplasty — reports MyHealthyApple. The study was led by E. Arnold and I. Mance from Apple, as well...

Apple Needs FDA Approval for its Healthcare Ambitions Says Munster

With Apple CEO Tim Cook claiming that the company’s greatest contribution to mankind will be in health, Loup Ventures analyst Gene Munster has said that FDA approval is the key to Apple’s health ambitions (via Ped 3.0). So far, some Apple initiatives aimed at broadly disrupting the healthcare sector have struggled to gain traction. "The...

Apple Looking to Hire Clinical Producer for Health Product Development

A new job listing published by Apple yesterday reveals that the Cupertino, California-based tech giant is looking to bring on a clinical producer to shape the development of its health products (via MyHealthyApple). Apple CEO Tim Cook said back in 2019 that the iPhone maker's "greatest contribution to mankind" will "be about health", and the...

Apple Looking to Hire Senior Cardiologist for Clinical Product Development

According to MyHealthyApple, a new LinkedIn posting has revealed that Apple is looking to add a senior cardiologist with experience in clinical product development to its health division. The job description says the role will entail working with Apple's engineering and design teams to pinpoint key areas of focus for Apple's existing range of products, as...

Apple Releases Health Records API to Third-Party Developers, Industry Experts Thrilled

Apple is opening its Health Records platform to app developers, laying the groundwork for an "ecosystem" of new digital tools and allowing patients information from their medical records with trusted apps. The Records feature, accessed through Apple’s Health app, allows patients of more than 500 US hospitals and clinics to access medical information from various institutions...