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Is the iOS 8 Health App Good for Your Health?

 The use of smartphone apps that assist in personal diet and fitness tracking has increased steadily over the years since the first smartphone, but interest in this technology has seen particularly rapid growth in recent years with the rollout of products like the Nike+ Fuelband and related apps, and most recently, Apple's iOS 8 Health app. What is the Health app? In short, the Health app tracks your sleep, nutrition, vitals, and body measurements. Let's take a look at some o… [Read More]

Predictions for Health IT Include More Connected, Involved Patients

Earlier this summer at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference, the company announced a new Health app and service, dubbed HealthKit, which will come as part of the iOS8 operating system. Although this is Apple's first venture into fitness tracking, it shouldn't have come as a surprise. As more and more entities get into the wearable technology game, it's only a matter of time before we see a real impact stemming from these devices--especially when it comes to health and health outcome… [Read More]
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