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Aetna and Ascension join the Synaptic Health Alliance

Aetna and Ascension join the Synaptic Health Alliance

The two are joining Humana, MultiPlan, Quest Diagnostics, and UnitedHealth Group's Optum and UnitedHealthcare to explore the use of blockchain in healthcare.

Xealth launches a tool to help doctors provide OTC product recommendations

Xealth launches a tool to help doctors provide OTC product recommendations

Providence St. Joseph Health and UPMC are the first health systems to go live with the service, with several other health systems getting it soon as well.

Tabula Rasa HealthCare acquires DoseMe, a precision dosing software company

Tabula Rasa HealthCare acquires DoseMe, a precision dosing software company

Acquisition projected to expand reach of TRHC's medication safety technologies in the hospital healthcare system market and internationally.

ResMed to acquire Propeller Health for $225M

ResMed to acquire Propeller Health for $225M

The deal will establish ResMed as a leader in COPD patient management, across all stages of the disease; Propeller Health to continue operating as a standalone business.

IDC: Global shipments of wearables hit 32M units in Q3 2018

IDC: Global shipments of wearables hit 32M units in Q3 2018

New products from Fitbit, Garmin and Huawei helped propel the basic wearables category, and so did the growing demand in markets across Asia/Pacific.

Apple Watch users increase the number of active days increased by almost 31%

Apple Watch users increase the number of active days increased by almost 31%

The number comes from a massive RAND Corporation study which included 400,000 participants across the US, Europe and South Africa.

The upcoming watchOS 5.1.2 update to enable ECG functionality

The upcoming watchOS 5.1.2 update to enable ECG functionality

Announced as one of key features of Apple Watch Series 4, the ECG functionality will be released by the end of the year as part of the next software update.

Amazon looking to mine patient records to more accurately diagnose diseases

Amazon looking to mine patient records to more accurately diagnose diseases

The project called Amazon Comprehend Medical will allow developers to process unstructured medical text and identify a multitude of patient information.

Anthem Blue Cross makes telehealth visits available to its Medi-Cal customers

Anthem Blue Cross makes telehealth visits available to its Medi-Cal customers

The service, called LiveHealth Online, provides users with convenient access to doctors, therapists and psychiatrists from the comfort of their home.

Ambra Health, Google Cloud collaborate to advance healthcare research

Ambra Health, Google Cloud collaborate to advance healthcare research

Ambra Health Cloud PACS for Google Cloud allows researchers to easily de-identifying patient medical imaging data for use in research studies.