Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Enables Access to HealthKit for More Than 80,000 Patients

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, one of the largest hospitals in Los Angeles, has updated its online medical records to enable access to HealthKit for more than 80,000 patients, reports Bloomberg. Cedars-Sinai joins The Mayo Clinic and Duke University Hospital as medical centers connected to the health platform, alongside more than 900 health, medical and fitness apps integrated with the service.
    Apple said earlier this year that over 600 developers are integrating HealthKit into their health and fitness apps, and more than fourteen major hospitals are now using the health framework in the United States. Apple introduced HealthKit and a new Health app in iOS 8 as a part of a new initiative into health and fitness tracking. HealthKit taps into data from the iPhone's various sensors along with compatible accessories to provide a more comprehensive picture of a user's health.

    Article Link: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Enables Access to HealthKit for More Than 80,000 Patients
  2. byke macrumors 6502a


    Mar 29, 2007
    LDN. UK
  3. teslo macrumors 6502a


    Jun 9, 2014
    from a Forbes article, paraphrasing: "the value of Skype (for example), increases the more you bring friends and colleagues into your skyping circle, aka the 'network effect'.. by nudging the two-sided business model of patient/doctor, patient/insurer, patient/medical devices, etc, towards a networking model, we could start seeing healthier ecosystems and an inherent desire had by all parties to independently promote this ecosystem - assuming the benefits start revealing themselves."

    i'm pretty interested in what's in store, if not cautiously optimistic.
  4. Glideslope macrumors 603


    Dec 7, 2007
    A quiet place in NY.
    They already know everything about you. There is no going back.

    Just behave. ;)
  5. pacohaas macrumors 6502a

    Jan 24, 2006
    You would still need to allow their app to see your HealthKit data...so it's still opt-in, they just "enabled access" to allow patients to opt in if they want.

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