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The new Research app launches with three health studies

The Apple Heart and Movement, Women's Health and Hearing Studies are now open for enrollment in the U.S.
health wearables

GlobalData: $54B wearable tech industry offers immense opportunity for healthcare by 2023

Wearables have the greatest potential in healthcare to address spiraling healthcare costs, aging populations, and the burden of chronic disease.
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WSJ: Google was collecting millions of Americans’ health data

The search giant has secretly been accumulating the health data of millions of Americans from 21 different states, in partnership with Ascension.
health records

Majority of patients with access to electronic health records not using it

Only about one in 10 discharged hospital patients with access to their electronic medical records go online to take a look.
VR in healthcare

AppliedVR, NCI to evaluate VR as a solution to help address cancer-related anxiety

The proof-of-concept study will evaluate AppliedVR's system on scanxiety - the anxiety patients experience before or after medical diagnostics scans.
N1 app: wellness by experiment

Mount Sinai launches precision wellness N1 app

The app was designed to serve as a medical science tool for individuals to compare the effectiveness of wellness-related treatments for different people.
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John Hancock taps Verily and Onduo for life insurance solution for Americans living with...

The partnership will provide personalized diabetes support with the protection of life insurance and the potential to earn up to 25% in premium savings.
Facebook new health tools

Facebook launches the Preventive Health tool

The new tool, currently limited to users in the US, focuses on getting people information about cancer screenings, heart checkups, and flu vaccines.
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Google to acquire Fitbit for $2.1B!

However, there is no certainty that the negotiations between the two companies will lead to any deal; also, numbers are still a mystery...
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Livongo to offer telehealth services to chronic condition patients

Enabled by MDLIVE and Doctor On Demand, the service will be available to for Livongo Members, beginning with Livongo for Behavioral Health, in January.