A new report from Reuters indicates that Apple’s HealthKit platform is now being actively tested in more than half of all leading U.S. hospitals.
“Fourteen of 23 top hospitals contacted by Reuters said they have rolled out a pilot program of Apple’s HealthKit service – which acts as a repository for patient-generated health information like blood pressure, weight or heart rate – or are in talks to do so,” the report reads.
Since its market introduction along with iOS 8 last fall, HealthKit has captured the imagination and firm attention of some of the nation’s leading healthcare organizations.
“Those trying out Apple’s service included at least eight of the 17 hospitals on one list ranking the best hospitals, the U.S. News & World Report’s Honor Roll,” Reuters confirms.
If all goes as planned, HealthKit may soon be formally launched as a means to accelerate the growth and accuracy of remote patient monitoring.