Health Data

Millions of Apple Watches May Head to Aetna Customers in the U.S.

Apple has reportedly been holding secret meetings to discuss the possibility of giving away 23 million or discounted Apple Watches to U.S. health insurer Aetna’s customers. Top executives from both companies met last Thursday and Friday in Southern California, according to a new report from CNBC. Myoung Cha, who heads up Apple’s special health projects, led the talks, with hospital chief...

Apple’s CareKit Adds End-To-End Encryption With Integration of Tresorit’s ZeroKit

Apple’s CareKit, designed to allow patients to share health data from an app on their iPhone with the physicians treating them, is now integrated with security firm Tresorit’s ZeroKit, which provides end-to-end encryption of users’ account credentials and their health data to the cloud. According to a press release on Apple’s CareKit blog, Tresorit’s ZeroKit security technology […]

Apple Quietly Acquired Personal Heath Data Startup Gliimpse

Apple has quietly acquired Silicon Valley-based personal health data startup Gliimpse, Fast Company reports. The move is in line with Apple’s efforts to expand its services to the health sector. Gliimpse was born out of personal need, to address a growing need for gathering and ultimately sharing personal health data. As medical service providers can’t...

U.S. FTC Seeks Health Data Protection Assurance from Apple

According to an exclusive report by Reuters, anonymous sources have indicated that the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has asked Apple to provide assurance that it will prevent sensitive health data collected by its upcoming Apple Watch and its other portable devices, from being used without user’s consent. The report also claims that Apple executives have...