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By Bill Siwicki 11:16 am June 23, 2017
From the launch of its HealthKit API in September 2014 to revelations this month of EHR-like work with a tiny startup, it’s clear that healthcare is in Apple’s eye.
Apple, Amazon, Google, Microsoft, IBM chiefs head to White House for tech meeting

Apple CEO Tim Cook.

By Bernie Monegain 11:37 am June 19, 2017
Healthcare is likely to receive plenty of attention, especially following reports last week that Apple is working on technology that would gather personal health records on the iPhone.
Boston Children’s, Duke create new Apple CareKit app
By Bernie Monegain 02:33 pm June 14, 2017
The software enables doctors and family members to track and share data about pediatric patients to inform care decisions.

Xealth offers cloud-based technology for prescribing customized digital healthcare content. The startup is led by CEO Mike McSherry.

By Bernie Monegain 11:48 am June 14, 2017
Incubated at Providence Health and UPMC, both Epic shops, Xealth enables doctors to prescribe more than pills.
HIMSS, PCHAlliance urge FCC to move quickly on widespread broadband
By Bernie Monegain 09:01 am June 14, 2017
Organizations say broader access will support remote-based monitoring and home-based primary care for those with chronic conditions.
By Gus Venditto 07:23 am June 14, 2017
Memories of the May WannaCry attacks have started to fade but the threat to healthcare systems is not going away. In fact, while the risk has been seen mostly in IT administrative systems and EHRs, many believe that the threat to medical devices is even greater.
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Blending innovation, business cases and risk means that hospitals have to experiment because sometimes apps will surprise like Pokemon Go, which is considered the biggest fitness app right now.

By Tom Sullivan 11:06 am June 12, 2017
Mount Sinai has a “little big data group,” LifeBridge and Thomas Jefferson also foster clinical innovation teams, and they all say experimentation, evidence, rigor and risk are needed to succeed.
ONC Privacy Policy Snapshot Challenge winner

A screen snap of Jason Cronk and Professor Daniel J. Solove’s generator; it won first place.

By Mike Miliard 03:09 pm June 09, 2017
Innovative notices help technology developers clearly communicate their policies to consumers.
Mary Meeker healthcare innovation
By Bill Siwicki 11:20 am June 05, 2017
Healthcare is on the cusp of faster innovation cycles that will improve care delivery.
net neutrality mean for healthcare

Ajit Pai serves as the Chairman of the United States Federal Communications Commission. Photo via Twitter

By Mike Miliard 03:53 pm June 01, 2017
Not only telehealth, but cloud-based EHRs and remote monitoring connectivity could all be affected by regulation rollbacks, Health Affairs says.

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