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The arrival of Google Fit--a health and fitness platform that will compete withApple's HealthKit and Samsung's SAMI open software platform--is igniting excitement in the mHealth industry, as well as some cautionary reactions. For instance, as FierceMobileHealthcare reported Google's Fit will aggregate data from fitness-tracking devices and health-related apps.


Similarly, as Google's Glass offering already is making headlines thanks to various mHealth pilots and initiatives, including a program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center's emergency department, some industry experts remain wary of such efforts due to security issues, data privacy worries and data sharing and protection concerns.

Source: www.fiercemobilehealthcare.com

The arrival of Google Fit–a health and fitness platform that will compete withApple’s HealthKit and Samsung’s SAMI open software platform–is igniting excitement in the mHealth industry, as well as some cautionary reactions. For instance, as FierceMobileHealthcare reported Google’s Fit will aggregate data from fitness-tracking devices and health-related apps.

Similarly, as Google’s Glass offering already is making headlines thanks to various mHealth pilots and initiatives, including a program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center’s emergency department, some industry experts remain wary of such efforts due to security issues, data privacy worries and data sharing and protection concerns.

Source: www.fiercemobilehealthcare.com