“Dr. Ricky Bloomfield, a doctor on the forefront of implementing both Apple HealthKit and Apple ResearchKit in his position as Director of Mobile Strategy at Duke University, will leave Duke to take a position on Apple’s health team,” Jonah Comstock reports for MobiHealthNews. “A colleague of Bloomfield’s broke the news on Twitter today and Apple confirmed the news.”

“Since June 1st, the company has hired Dr. Rajiv B. Kumar, a pediatric endocrinologist from Stanford University with experience implementing Apple’s HealthKit to help patients manage their diabetes; Dr. Stephen Friend, president and co-founder of Sage Bionetworks which built the data infrastructure for a number of ResearchKit apps; and Dr. Mike Evans, a Toronto doctor who boasts 70,000 followers on his medical-themed YouTube channel,” Comstock reports. “Bloomfield was at Duke in 2014 when Apple announced Apple Health and Apple HealthKit. Duke became one of the first hospitals to integrate with Apple HealthKit via Epic, and to use the platform to incorporate patient-generated health data into its EHR.”

Earlier this year, “at MobiHealthNews’s event in San Francisco, Bloomfield broke the news that Apple would add HealthKit support for the HL7 Continuity of Care Document to iOS 10,” Comstock reports.

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