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Why wearables, health records and clinical trials need a blockchain injection

The future of healthcare could rely on the open transmission of patient data for any number of reasons – from treatment data to clinical trials – and one technology could serve as a secure conduit: blockchain.

Atos to modernise WA Health in $124M Oracle deal

Global IT services provider Atos has won a five-year contract to overhaul the Western Australian Department of Health’s (WA Health) legacy infrastructure.

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CVS to let customers share med history with Apple Health

CVS insurance subsidiary Aetna has released an app that lets members opt-in to sharing their electronic medical records with Apple's health service; in turn, Apple will offer Apple Watch wearers personalized fitness and health goals. ...

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SAP targets counterfeit drugs with blockchain tracker

SAP has launched a blockchain-based tracking system that enables healthcare providers, pharmacies and wholesale pharmaceutical sellers to authenticate drug shipments.

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Amazon launches patient data-mining service to assist docs

Through its Amazon Web Services platform, Amazon is offering an A.I. engine that can cull useful information from millions of unstructured electronic files, including patient electronic medical records.

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IBM to move Watson Health to a hybrid cloud

IBM is moving its Watson Cognitive Health services to a hybrid cloud model that it said will give customers greater access to a larger pool of payer and health record information for data analytics.

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New blockchain ledger will let you sell personal healthcare data

IBM and a start-up have launched a blockchain-based app that lets patients eventually sell anonymized data to pharmaceutical companies, researchers and others while retaining greater control over privacy.

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8 technologies driving health care M&As

Forty-eight percent of respondents to a West Monroe survey cited using technology to disrupt incumbents as one of their top drivers for making health care acquisitions. Here’s a look at what they’re buying.

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Apple's Health Record API released to third-party developers; is it safe?

At its Worldwide Developer's event this week, Apple said the API for its Health Records platform has been released to developers and researchers so they can create apps for the medical information sharing platform. Once data is ported...

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A tale of two hospitals that adopted Apple’s Health Record app

Apple's Health Record app allows patients to pull in their healthcare info from multiple providers onto a single record they can share with clinicians, regardless of where they work. Here's how that's working for two hospitals.

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Mingis on Tech: Apple's latest iOS healthcare push

When iOS 11.3 arrives later this year, it will allow a limited number of users to more easily access and share healthcare data – part of Apple's ongoing push to connect patients and doctors. Here's what that means and why Apple might...

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12 technologies that will disrupt business in 2018

From artificial intelligence to augmented reality, these dozen disruptive technologies and trends will begin driving how business gets done at forward-thinking organizations this year.

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Apple's iOS push could change healthcare data sharing, still won't kill the fax

Apple may have finally found a way to enable the large-scale sharing of electronic medical record information on mobile devices. But its tools won't replace the old tried-and-true fax for data-sharing in healthcare.

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With iOS 11.3, Apple looks to unite patients and their healthcare data

After touting an EMR-sharing feature in its upcoming iOS 11.3 release, Apple said 12 hospitals have signed on to beta test the software, which will allow patients and healthcare providers to interact on iPhones and iPads.

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