Health

Apple Launches Health Records on iPhone for Users in Canada and UK

Apple has announced it has partnered with hospitals in Canada and the UK to offer Health Records securely stored on the iPhone, expanding the feature beyond the United States. The following hospitals have partnered with Apple in Canada: Women’s College Hospital - Toronto, Ontario St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton - Hamilton, Ontario Mackenzie Health - Richmond...

US Veterans Can Now Access Health Records Directly Through the Health App

Apple has announced that veterans across the United States can now access their Health Records using iPhone. A press release from the Cupertino company has announced that, in partnership with the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), veterans on iOS who receive their care through the Veterans Health Administration can now access Health Records directly...

Canadian Doctors Fear Apple Watch’s New ECG Feature

The Apple Watch Series 4 is allowing all users (U.S. only at first) to take their own electrocardiogram (ECG) at any time in about 30 seconds. Apple claims that this is the first over-the-counter ECG that can detect signs of irregular heart rhythm. Various folks from the medical community, including several Canadian doctors, said that...

Hands-On With the New Apple Watch Series 4 [VIDEOS]

Today at the Steve Jobs Theater, Apple introduced the new Apple Watch Series 4. The Apple Watch Series 4, includes its usual square-faced, minimalist form factor, but improves how much info can be squeezed on to a tiny display as well as the watch’s health-tracking capabilities. The new Apple Watch is geared towards fitness; tracking heart rate, tracking drastic...

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...

Apple’s Free iOS App of the Week: Streaks Workout

Streaks Workout by Crunchy Bagel is Apple’s free app of the week. The app normally retails for $2.99 and is free for this week only. The app provides you with a personal trainer that you can use anywhere, whether you are at home, in the park, or at the gym. Users can customize which exercises...

Apple Hires Stanford Digital Health Researcher Dr. Sumbul Desai

Apple is quickly moving forward with efforts to build out its own health products. On Friday, Stanford confirmed to Internet Health Management that Dr. Sumbul Desai, a key figure in January's launch of the Stanford Center for Digital Health, will be leaving for an unknown role at Apple. Desai started at Stanford as a resident physician...