“Large healthcare institutions, such as Duke Medicine and Ochsner Health System have started adopting Apple’s HealthKit,” BB Research writes for Seeking Alpha.
“Apple’s HealthKit is seeing early adoptions with Duke Medicine and Ochsner Health System having integrated their EHR (electronic health records) systems with HealthKit. This is huge success for Apple in mHealth,” BB Research writes. “Duke Medicine’s director of mobile technology strategy Ricky Bloomfield, MD, said that it has integrated its Epic MyChart EHR with HealthKit to better track patients outside of office encounters. The New Orleans-based Ochsner Health System suggests patients to record health-related information, such as blood pressure data, diet, and exercise and weight loss. Its chief clinical transformation officer Richard Milani, MD, said, ‘The integration of Apple’s HealthKit with our EHR affords patients new opportunities to better integrate their lifestyles with healthcare providers.'”
“According to Bloomfield, HealthKit will help patients choose whether they want to share data, as well as which information and with whom, as we said. The scope of mHealth is increasing every day with doctors prescribing apps to patients, in addition to medicines,” BB Research writes. “HealthKit will enable doctors to make informed treatment decisions in cooperation with patients. ‘When you think about it, patients spend far more time at home than they do in the clinic or hospital, yet those are the times we collect the vast majority of vital information from them,’ Bloomfield said. ‘So it’s important that we know how they’re doing at home as well as during their routine checkups.'”
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