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HealthKit Comes to OneTouch Reveal App for Diabetes Management


HealthKit Comes to OneTouch Reveal App for Diabetes ManagementThe Johnson & Johnson Diabetes Solutions Companies announced this week in a statement to media that people with diabetes using LifeScan, Inc.’s OneTouch Reveal mobile app, for diabetes management,  can now view their blood sugar readings directly in the Health app on their iPhone.

With this development, users can now also choose to privately and securely share that data with their healthcare team.

Additionally, in recognition of World Diabetes Day on November 14, LifeScan, Inc. says it will donate 1.3 Million blood glucose monitoring test strips in support of the Life for a Child program.
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Apple Rushed to the Hospital


Apple Rushed to the HospitalApple is being rushed to the hospital in 2015. And, if all goes as planned, the world’s leading mobile tech maker may soon be admitted to a hospital near you.

A new report from Reuters indicates that Apple’s HealthKit platform is now being actively tested in more than half of all leading U.S. hospitals.

“Fourteen of 23 top hospitals contacted by Reuters said they have rolled out a pilot program of Apple’s HealthKit service – which acts as a repository for patient-generated health information like blood pressure, weight or heart rate – or are in talks to do so,” the report reads.

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Apple’s Plans for Fitbit Remain Murky


Apple's Plans for Fitbit Remain MurkyTwo months ago, Apple lifted the veil on its inaugural smartwatch. But with no immediate plans to launch Apple Watch (we’re still told that “early 2015” is when the wearable device will reach consumers) Apple has continued to sell competing products.

But not online.
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iHealth Confirms ‘Expansive Integration’ with Apple’s HealthKit


iHealth Confirms 'Expansive Integration' with Apple's HealthKit Despite the fact that Apple’s HealthKit has only been available for a matter of days, scores of leading developers, healthcare companies, and mHealth innovators are already integrating with Apple’s mobile health platform.

Just this week, iHealth Lab announced that three of their mobile health apps (My Vitals, My Vitals 2.0 and SpO2) and nine corresponding personal mobile health devices are now integrated with HealthKit in iOS 8.

“With user permission,” the company says, “customers have the power to automatically share readings from their iHealth devices with the new Health app giving them a central dashboard to review their most important health data, and make that data available to others including doctors and health providers.”

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Apple Gets Back to Approving HealthKit Apps


Apple Gets Back to Approving HealthKit AppsFollowing some unexpected glitches and subsequent delays in the first wave launch of HealthKit apps for iOS 8, it now appears that Apple managed to work out the bugs.

Shortly the September 17th release of iOS 8, Apple was compelled to yank all HealthKit-related iOS apps from the App Store.

A number of eleventh-hour issues were reportedly to blame for the decision.
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Apple’s HealthKit Already Diagnosed with a Bug


Apple's HealthKit Already Diagnosed with a BugIt’s not even cold and flu season yet but Apple’s HealthKit already has a bug that will make it late for work.

Shortly before yesterday’s release of iOS 8, Apple was compelled to yank all HealthKit-related iOS apps from the App Store.

A number of eleventh-hour issues were reportedly to blame for the decision.
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Stanford, Duke to Begin Trials with HealthKit


Stanford, Duke to Begin Trials with HealthKitApple’s recently unveiled HealthKit platform has already attracted the attention of such healthcare heavyweights as Duke and Stanford.

According to an exclusive from Reuters, the prominent U.S. hospitals are planning trials with “diabetics and chronic disease patients” using HealthKit.

If all goes as plans, the report explains, we could very well witness exactly how HealthKit will transform healthcare in the coming years.
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