Apple and IBM extend partnership to Apple Watch

Anthony Caruana
22 May, 2015
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Changes made to Apple’s Mobile Enterprise Apps webpage show IBM’s MobileFirst for iOS apps have been extended to support Apple newest platform: Watch OS.

One of the first apps to get the Apple Watch treatment is Hospital RN.

The Hospital RN app for iOS uses iBeacon technology to accurately identify patients by location so nurses can easily find their records and provide appropriate care. This means nurses spend less time tracking down information and more time caring for patients.

The software uses push notifications on iPhone and Apple Watch to alert nurses to review new patient requests, changes in lab status, safety alerts and delivers prioritised task lists for immediate action. The Apple Watch app lets nurses quickly view notifications so they can stay more focused on patient care.

Similarly, the Field Connect for field technicians delivers up-to-the-minute details based on location, as well as personalised training and safety tips on demand.

Push notifications provide late-breaking news on severe weather, outages, hazards and crew member information. The Apple Watch app lets field technicians view important alerts, without stopping what they’re doing.

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