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Apple hones health focus

Apple detailed plans to launch a Research app, through which users will be able to …

Fitness trackers shake up US insurance sector

US life insurance company John Hancock Financial joined a growing list of insurers incorporating fitness …

AT&T, partners, trial IoT in medical deliveries

AT&T sent its asset tracking technology skyward, teaming with UK-based packaging company Softbox Systems to …

Best Buy targets elderly with GreatCall acquisition

US technology retailer Best Buy targeted a slice of the connected health services market through …

Diagnosis for Nokia Digital Health unit bleak

A week after Nokia announced it would conduct a strategic review of its Digital Health …

Apple, Fitbit, Samsung selected for US digital health programme

Apple, Fitbit and Samsung were among nine tech companies tapped to participate in a digital …

Healthcare firm HCA to acquire Mobile Heartbeat

Healthcare firm HCA is to acquire developer Mobile Heartbeat, which makes smartphone apps to improve clinical workflow …

Tech giants Apple and Nokia invest in health

Apple acquired personal health data startup Gliimpse to boost its presence in the health industry, while Nokia reportedly wants to add a hundred employees by the end of the year to Withings, the French health device maker it acquired in April.

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EC steps up app action

The European Commission (EC) has come up with a code of conduct on privacy for mobile health apps that focuses on user consent, privacy by design and default, principles of advertising and disclosing data to third parties, among other issues.

Use of apps and wearables for health on the rise – study

The number of US consumers who use apps and wearables for managing their health has doubled in the past two years with those aged 18-34 being the most prevalent users of both, according to Accenture.