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Apple Health Records

Apple is introducing iPhone Health Records to UK and Canada

Health Records are now available to some patients in the UK and Canada with coverage to be extended in the next few months, Apple says.

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The financial market is driving monitor development to head-mounted displays

The need for more screen real estate and support for flexible work locations will drive us rapidly to high-resolution head-mounted displays.

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Dual biometrics for banking: Double trouble or super-secure?

Two European banks are looking to boost security by layering a pair of biometric authentication methods – facial recognition and palm recognition – atop one another. That could mean more security, or more headaches for users.

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Q&A: NearForm CCO Larry Breen on contacting-tracing apps

Contact-tracing apps have long been touted as the key to getting coronavirus infection rates under control – and remote workers safely back to the office. But few of the apps have been successful so far. NearForm's Larry Breen...

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Why Apple must accelerate its digital health product development

COVID-19 has driven fast digital health deployment worldwide. Apple should accelerate its own product development plans to match the time.

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Apple’s retail technology play

Apple invests in a system that turns iPhones into POS payment systems.

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Microsoft shuts down retail chain, takes $450M charge

The company has 82 retail stores, all of which have been closed for months because of the pandemic. All but four will be shuttered permanently.

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Is 7-Eleven's mobile app a way to minimize COVID exposure?

Efforts by people to avoid getting COVID-19 are already affecting mobile payments, particularly contactless NFC payments. Since shoppers now want to avoid going inside stores, even briefly, app payments that happen far away from a POS...

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Apple and COVID-19 drive QR code innovation

Heavy hitters from Apple to government agencies to major banks are leaning in on QR code tech to improve disease tracking, touchless payments and much more.

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How IoT is becoming the pulse of healthcare

Healthcare enterprise budgeting for IoT devices is on par with other leading industries, such as manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, and energy, and the largest increase in three years is set to occur in 2020.

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Apple commits $10M to help boost COVID-19 testing

Apple is putting money from its Advanced Manufacturing Fund into sample collection kit manufacturer, COPAN Diagnostics.

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Tech pitches in to fight COVID-19 pandemic

A growing number of tech companies and IT pros are working in a variety of ways to help fight the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Here's a rundown of what some of them are doing to help fight COVID-19.

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Telehealth booms amid COVID-19 crisis; virtual care is here to stay

The coronavirus pandemic that has erupted worldwide has pushed telehealth to the forefront. It's unlikely remote medicine will go away, even after the current crisis abates.

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What next for Apple retail?

Until we get COVID-19 testing and vaccination sorted out, main streets and malls will be quiet for a while.

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Defense Dept. rolls out Microsoft Teams to millions of remote workers

The temporary deployment of Teams and other Office 365 tools is part of a wider effort by the sprawling agency to support staffers as remote work surges during the current pandemic.

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COVID-19 puts new demands on e-health record systems

The ongoing pandemic is putting healthcare systems under strain worldwide and forcing hospitals and other medical facilities to scramble to make sure data can be shared effectively.

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What is Verily Life Sciences and how can it help assess COVID-19 cases?

When Trump said Google was working on a site, he really meant Verily. The company has launched an online tool to clarify when and where at-risk individuals should seek testing and treatment for COVID-19.

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Northwell Health deploys Microsoft Teams as secure messaging tool for clinical staff

The hospital network has also reduced time interacting with EMR systems thanks to a chatbot built on the collaboration platform.

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