HealthKit

Apple Working to Integrate Digital Medical Records into iPhones

Managing your health information and sharing them with your trusted doctor may soon become a lot less cumbersome, as Apple plans to turn the iPhone into a hub of all your medical information. According to a new report from CNBC, Apple envisions a future where all of your medical info — prescriptions, allergies, preexisting conditions, and more...

Nokia Moving Into Digital Health, Announces Withings Rebrand

After buying Withings last year for $192.3 million and making it a key part of its Digital Health business, Nokia has announced it's going all the way. Starting this summer, all Withings products will be rebranded under the Nokia name, reads a new report from Forbes. Starting sometime early summer this year, Withings' range of smartwatches,...

Apple Researching How iPhone, Apple Watch Can Monitor Parkinson’s Disease

Apple is reportedly developing real-time monitoring systems for users with Parkinson’s disease using the Apple Watch and iPhone. Sources speaking with Fast Company have said that the Cupertino tech giant is working on an internal project to monitor the symptoms of the disease through either an Apple Watch or iPhone, using its proprietary HealthKit. The data […]

Apple Hires Duke University’s HealthKit and ResearchKit Pioneer

Dr. Ricky Bloomfield, the Director of Mobile Strategy at Duke University, is leading his position to join Apple’s health team, MobiHealth News is reporting. Bloomfield, who has been on the forefront of implementing both HealthKit and ResearchKit, made Duke one of the first hospitals to integrate with Apple’s health-focused platforms, and to use them to incorporate patient-generated health...

Apple Hires Top Diabetes Doctor from Stanford University

Citing Children's Hospital CEO Lucile Packard, Fast Company reports that Apple has made another important (and secretive) hire for its Health team: Rajiv Kumar, a pediatric endocrinologist from Stanford Children's Health has joined Apple. Kumar's former employer, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital CEO Christopher Dawes, says Kumar will keep a part-time appointment at the hospital. "We...

Reproductive Health Has Finally Been Added to Apple’s HealthKit

Apple has today announced a handful of updates for its HealthKit during the WWDC keynote event, such as tracking how much water you drink, how often you’re sitting, and your UV exposure, along with the much anticipated support for 'Reproductive Health'. As noted by Wired, Apple’s SVP of Software Engineering Craig Federighi specifically highlighted that HealthKit will finally start...

Top US Hospitals Test Apple’s HealthKit: Reuters

The majority of top US hospitals are either already using Apple's HealthKit service or are in talks to do so, a Reuters survey reveals. Fourteen out of 23 top hospitals contacted by Reuters said they have rolled their own trial of the HealthKit tool that acts as a repository for health-related information such as blood...

Sync Solver Connects Fitbit Devices with Apple’s Health App

Earlier this month, Apple stopped selling Fitbit devices at its retail and online stores, just weeks after Fibit’s public announcement that it has no plans to integrate with Apple’s HealthKit. However, a newly released app called Sync Solver seems to automatically export Fitbit data like steps, weight and sleep into the Health app in iOS 8, reports...