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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.
"This is just another set of data that we're confident our physicians will take into account as they make clinical and medical judgments," said Cedars-Sinai chief information officer Cedars-Sinai. "We don't really, fully know and understand how patients will want to use this and we're going to basically stand ready to learn by what will happen."
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


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.


macrumors 6502a
Jan 24, 2006
Having to opt out, instead of in?
You would still need to allow their app to see your HealthKit it's still opt-in, they just "enabled access" to allow patients to opt in if they want.
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