Lucas Mearian

Senior Reporter

Lucas Mearian covers financial services IT (including blockchain), healthcare IT and enterprise mobile issues (including mobility management, security, hardware and apps).

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A tale of two hospitals that adopted Apple’s Health Record app

A tale of two hospitals that adopted Apple’s Health Record app

Apple's Health Record app allows patients to pull in their healthcare info from multiple providers onto a single record they can share with clinicians, regardless of where they work. Here's how that's working for two hospitals.

Facial recognition tech moves from smartphones to the boardroom

Facial recognition tech moves from smartphones to the boardroom

With the release of Apple's iPhone X and its Face ID feature, facial recognition technology has become more mainstream – and it's already being piloted by some government agencies and commercial airlines as a friction-free security...

China’s moves against cryptocurrencies could affect blockchain growth

China’s moves against cryptocurrencies could affect blockchain growth

As China clamps down on the use of bitcoin, other nations and businesses are also seeking to more heavily regulate cryptocurencies and, more generally, blockchain-based networks.

A.R., A.I. and 5G to help drive mobile spending through '21

A.R., A.I. and 5G to help drive mobile spending through '21

Companies are expected to boost their deployment of augmented reality software and hardware this year as they bolster efforts to enable employee mobility.

iOS vs. Android: When it comes to brand loyalty, Android wins

iOS vs. Android: When it comes to brand loyalty, Android wins

Android smartphone and tablet owners tend to be slightly more loyal to their brand than do Apple iOS device users.

Google touts 21 Android phones it recommends for business use

Google touts 21 Android phones it recommends for business use

For the first time ever, Google has published a set of standards it says smartphones must meet to be business friendly, highlighting those that get regular security patches and at least one major OS update.

HP expands its Device-as-a-Service offering to include Apple

HP expands its Device-as-a-Service offering to include Apple

HP has added Apple smartphones, tablets and laptops to its list of hardware it now supports under its managed service.

12 wireless chargers for Apple's iPhone X

12 wireless chargers for Apple's iPhone X

Thinking about wireless charging now that the iPhone X is here? We've compiled a list of Qi-enabled chargers that will pair perfectly with Apple's latest phone, as well as the iPhone 8 or 8+ and various Android devices.

Apple's iOS push could change healthcare data sharing, still won't kill the fax

Apple's iOS push could change healthcare data sharing, still won't kill the fax

Apple may have finally found a way to enable the large-scale sharing of electronic medical record information on mobile devices. But its tools won't replace the old tried-and-true fax for data-sharing in healthcare.

iPhone 8 and X propel Apple into smartphone lead over Samsung

iPhone 8 and X propel Apple into smartphone lead over Samsung

Even though smartphone sales dipped in 2017, Apple's iPhone 8 and X models pushed past Samsung handsets for only the second time ever. But for enterprises, iPhone prices could be a hurdle.

With iOS 11.3, Apple looks to unite patients and their healthcare data

With iOS 11.3, Apple looks to unite patients and their healthcare data

After touting an EMR-sharing feature in its upcoming iOS 11.3 release, Apple said 12 hospitals have signed on to beta test the software, which will allow patients and healthcare providers to interact on iPhones and iPads.

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