Fusion: The Inside Story About The Creation Of ResearchKit

Fusion: The Inside Story About The Creation Of ResearchKit

Daniela Hernandez reporting for Fusion has a great piece on how ResearchKit came to be, and some of the best reporting that’s been done on the service. After Friend’s talk, O’Reilly approached the doctor, and, in typical tight-lipped Apple fashion, said: “I can’t tell you where I work, and I can’t tell you what I do, but I need to talk to you,” Friend recalls. Friend was intrigued, and agreed to meet for coffee. So great.

ResearchKit Is A Game Changer, Just Not The Way You Think

ResearchKit Is A Game Changer, Just Not The Way You Think

As you no doubt have read by now, Apple announced Monday an open-source medical platform named ResearchKit. The platform, which runs natively on an iOS device, provides medical and scientific institutions the ability to conduct real-world investigations using anyone who wishes to opt-in to the studies. At launch, there were apps from Mount Sinai (for Asthma), University of Rochester (for Parkinson’s Disease), Massachusetts General Hospital (for diabetes), the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, Penn Medicine, and Sage Bionetworks (for breast cancer), and Stanford Medicine and the…

About that Apple HealthKit hospital rollout….

About that Apple HealthKit hospital rollout….

Reuters has an exclusive report this morning about hospitals rolling out pilot programs using Apple’s HealthKit. If you work in this business no doubt link to it have flown through your Twitter feed all morning. If you read the MacRumors version of the article, it’s obviously all-Apple, but there’s a bunch of interesting things that are being overlooked in the Reuters report. We shouldn’t be surprised by this. When Apple rolled out the HealthKit announcement, they indicated they were working with many of the EMR providers to begin integrating data collection….

This device will deliver drugs via remote control

This device will deliver drugs via remote control

Biomedical engineer Robert Langer has invented an implantable microchip that can deliver drugs by wireless signal. The chips Langer is working on contain up to 1,000 tiny “wells” that you can fill with different medicines. As the covers on these “wells” open, the drugs are released. Via Motherboard Instead of having to give yourself an injection or take a pill every day, you’d have the microchip implanted under your skin and let it do its thing long-term (up to 16 years, according to the company website). Even better, the chips…