Why Apple is Being Rushed to the Hospital

According to our sister site mHealthWatch, some of the nation’s foremost hospitals are rushing Apple in through the ER doors and putting the tech giant’s latest innovation to work in healthcare. Apple’s recently unveiled HealthKit platform has already attracted the attention of such healthcare heavyweights as Duke and Stanford. Reuters  learned earlier this week that …   Read More

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Why Apple is Being Rushed to the HospitalAccording to our sister site mHealthWatch, some of the nation’s foremost hospitals are rushing Apple in through the ER doors and putting the tech giant’s latest innovation to work in healthcare.

Apple’s recently unveiled HealthKit platform has already attracted the attention of such healthcare heavyweights as Duke and Stanford.

Reuters  learned earlier this week that the prominent U.S. hospitals are planning trials with “diabetics and chronic disease patients” using HealthKit.

If all goes as plans, the report explains, we could very well witness exactly how HealthKit will transform healthcare in the coming years.

Stanford doctors will deploy HealthKit to monitor blood sugar levels for children with diabetes, while Duke University is interested in exploring if HealthKit can effectively track blood pressure, weight and other critically important information for cancer patients and those battling heart disease.

Apple aims eventually to work with health care providers across the United States, including hospitals which are experimenting with using technology to improve preventative care to lower healthcare cost and make patients healthier.

Apple is said to be working closely with Duke and Stanford to ensure that the trials go off without a hitch.

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