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Safeguarding sensitive health care data with Hexnode and Apple devices


Hexnode UEM: Unified endpoint management gives you complete control over organization's critical devices (and the sensitive data they contain).
Unified endpoint management gives you complete control over organization's critical devices (and the sensitive data they contain).
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This health care data security post is presented by Hexnode.

The health care sector is under tremendous stress due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the persistent threat of hackers, phishers and other bad actors. Staffers are overworked and under-resourced, while hackers employ ever-more-sophisticated methods to compromise sensitive health care data.

The solution is a unified endpoint management system such as Hexnode, one of the market leaders. The platform can be employed to enhance the security of any health care enterprise and safeguard critical patient data against breaches.

Hexnode perfectly aligns with the capabilities of Apple devices, streamlines various processes, and makes it easier for organizations and end users alike.

Apple Watch owner alerted of irregular heart rhythms in her sleep


Apple Watch alerts user of irregular heart rhythms in sleep
Apple Watch is proving to be a wonder of modern health care.
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A Kentucky woman says her Apple Watch detected atrial fibrillation, aka irregular heart rhythms, while she slept.

Rosemary Stiles told local newscaster WHAS11 that she had been feeling unusually tired and rundown. But she had no idea that this could potentially be a sign of something more serious.

Apple health team struggles to find a focus


Apple health care
Apple's health-tracking features have been a game changer.
Photo: Lewis Wallace/Cult of Mac

Tensions have been rising inside Apple’s health team over the last year or so, according to a new report that reveals some of the top employees from the division have left the company.

While healthcare has become one of Apple’s biggest focuses recently, the report claims the health team has seen a number of leadership changes and internal disagreements leading some employees to be disillusioned with the group’s culture.

iPhones could spot early signs of dementia


Couple with iPad
A decline in how someone uses an iPhone or iPad could be an early indication of mild cognitive impairment.
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Researchers from Apple and Eli Lilly looked into whether the ways people use their iPhone and Apple Watch can warn of mild cognitive impairment, a condition that’s difficult to diagnose.

Their pilot program had some early success.

Apple health care plans are potentially more lucrative than iPhone


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Apple's health-tracking features have been a game changer.
Photo: Lewis Wallace/Cult of Mac

Apple is poised to create an entirely new ecosystem in health care with a value that could be three times greater than the global smartphone market, according to a Morgan Stanley report.

Apple devices and a growing number of App Store apps are in the early stages of what the 14 analysts predict will be a digital disruption to the health care industry worth as much as $313 billion by 2027.

5 big revelations from Apple’s surprising Q2 earnings call


Will Apple reach its own targets for Q2?
Apple stock is booming after today's report.
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Apple blew analysts’ expectations out of the water this afternoon with its historic Q2 2018 earnings report that saw the company post the most revenue ever in the March quarter.

Tim Cook and Apple CFO Luca Maestri were absolutely giddy during today’s call with investors. Everyone expected the iPhone X to be a bust, but even Apple was surprised by its success as it still dominates the iPhone sales charts. New products are on the horizon too as Apple’s executives teased new goodies coming down its pipeline:

These were the biggest takeaways from the call:

Aetna is going all-in on Apple for help with health care


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Your insurance company might subsidize your Apple Watch.
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Aetna, one of the largest U.S. health insurance providers, revealed today that it will subsidize a major portion of Apple Watch costs for customers as part of a new initiative.

The company will combine its own wellness and care-management programs with the power of iPhone and Apple Watch to create new iOS apps that it says should significantly improve customers’ ability to manage their own health.

Apple hires physician known for popular YouTube channel


Dr. Evans has spoken out about the future of medicine being apps.
Photo: DocMikeEvans

Apple added another medical expert to its growing team by adding Dr. Mike Evans, a Toronto-based physician best known for his popular YouTube channel under the name “DocMikeEvans.”

According to a Canadian news report, Evans was recruited after his “peer-to-peer health care” YouTube videos — in which he voices a cartoon doctor, explaining common medical ailments — caught Apple’s attention.