IBM Introduces Business Apps For Apple Watch

    IBM's partnership with Apple to bring business-centric applications to iOS devices continues to grow, this time with support coming for the Apple Watch.

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    IBM Introduces Business Apps For Apple Watch

    The first batch of IBM enterprise apps for the smartwatch include a Hospital RN app that nurses can use on the Apple smartwatch to receive push notifications about a patient's healthcare needs.

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    The Field Connect app will apparently send information regarding weather, power outages, or any sort of hazard that may impact a field technician's job straight to a user's watch.

    For public safety officials, the Incident Aware app provides a GPS-enabled bird's-eye view of the scene of an emergency situation, including the location of those involved.

    IBM Introduces Business Apps For Apple Watch

    They can even access police records to calculate risk, letting other law enforcement stakeholders know where and when other first responders will appear. And in tight situations, public safety officials can receive urgent alerts right on Apple Watch," stated Apple.

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    Still, these are early days for Apple Watch development, so it makes sense that the first batch of IBM-developed features seem to act more like accessories for current iPhone or iPad apps.

    With a smart phone app like Hospital RN that feeds important patient data to nurses, there's a lot of opportunity for that data to be synced up to the Watson Health Cloud for data processing that may benefit health-care providers.


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