US hospitals trial Apple’s HealthKit

A pilot programme for Apple’s mobile health platform HealthKit has been rolled out across a number of US hospitals to help doctors monitor patients with chronic conditions.

HealthKit gathers data from various health apps on Apple devices such as Motion 24/7 Sleeptracker and blood pressure monitor Health Mate, some can then be viewed by health professionals to monitor patients remotely.

The technology allows doctors to watch for early signs of illness and can contribute to lowering repeat admissions. More details are available here.

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