Apple delivered a Health records API for developers and researchers so that app would use health record data to better manage medications, nutrition plans, diagnosed diseases and more.
The Health Records feature allows patients of more than 500 hospitals and clinics to access medical information from various institutions organized into one view on their iPhone. For the first time, consumers will be able to share medical records from multiple hospitals with their favorite trusted app, helping them improve their overall health.
The potential of Health Records information paired with HealthKit data, patients are on the path to receiving a holistic view of their health,” said Jeff Williams, Apple’s chief operating officer.
Health Records data is encrypted with passcode. When consumer choose to share their health record data with trusted apps, the data flows directly from Healthkit to the third party app and is not sent to Apple’s servers.
Based on the user’s unique health history across key categories include Medication Tracking, Disease Management, Nutrition Planning, Medical research.
Medisafe a medication management app will connect with the Health Records feature so consumers can easily import their prescription list. It will be able to warn patients of problematic drug-drug interactions.
Disease Management a diabetes app could access a patient’s lab results from their Health Records as well as their diet and exercise details.
Nutrition Planning app could offer consumers tailored programs based on their high blood pressure or cholesterol results by serving up low salt or high fiber meal plans.
Medical Research with this API doctors can integrate patient medical data into their ResearchKit study apps for a more complete view of their participants’ health background.
Theo O’Farrell was born and raised in Summerside. As a journalist Theo has contributed to CBC News Blog, The Calgary Herald and Buzz Feed. In regards to academics, Theo earned his sociology degree from Queens. Theor covers local news and culture stories here at Island Daily Tribune.