Apple and Aetna are teaming up on a new app called Attain

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January 30, 2019 • 3 min read

Aetna announced they are partnering with Apple on an iPhone and Apple Watch app app called Attain, which offers reminders, rewards, challenges, goals and more. One of the rewards is to earn a free Apple Watch for members who engage in healthy behaviors such as exercising and building a better sleep routine....

23andMe Receives FDA Clearance for Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Test on a Hereditary Colorectal Cancer Syndrome

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January 23, 2019 • 2 min read

23andMe today received FDA clearance for a genetic health risk report on a hereditary colorectal cancer syndrome. The clearance follows the FDA’s authorization for 23andMe’s BRCA1/BRCA2 (Selected Variants) Genetic Health Risk report in March 2018. The MUTYH-Associated Polyposis report was submitted to the FDA using the 510(k) submission pathway, enabled by the BRCA decision in March 2018...

Verily Study Watch Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for ECG

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January 21, 2019 • 2 min read

In late 2018, Apple received FDA Clearance for their ECG app on the Apple Watch Series 4. Now Verily, part of Google's parent company, Alphabet, announced that the Verily Study Watch has received 510(k) clearance from the FDA as a Class II medical device for its on-demand ECG feature....

Medtronic and IBM Watson Health Launch New Prediction Feature for Hypoglycemia on Sugar.IQ Personal Diabetes Assistant App

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January 03, 2019 • 3 min read

Medtronic plc ($MDT) and its strategic technology partner, IBM ($IBM) Watson Health, announced a new feature for the Sugar.IQ personal diabetes assistant app called IQcast. Using artificial intelligence (AI) technology from IBM Watson Health, the feature aims to predict the likelihood of an individual experiencing a low glucose event within an upcoming 1-4 hour window....

Omron Announces First Blood Pressure Monitoring Smartwatch

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December 30, 2018 • 2 min read

The wearable market just got more interesting. Earlier in the year, Apple made headlines with an FDA cleared EKG monitor built-in to their Apple Watch Series 4. Now, blood pressure monitor brand, Omron Healthcare, announced they have started taking pre-orders for HeartGuide, an oscillometric blood pressure monitor in the design of a wrist watch...

Apple Appears All-In on Healthcare with Dozens of Doctors on Payroll

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December 14, 2018 • 2 min read

A new report from CNBC’s Christina Farr further confirmed Apple’s commitment to healthcare as they now have dozens of doctors on staff. With the recent FDA de novo clearance of Apple’s Watch apps, physician hiring is the next step in showing how serious the company is about healthcare technology...