- Apr 12, 2001
The new apps are likely to be similar to Epic's MyChart [Direct Link] app, which gives users access to lab results, appointment information, medication and more. The MyChart app also uses Apple's HealthKit as a traffic controller to send some information about a patient, like weight, in the opposite direction, Epic told VentureBeat.Cerner and Athenahealth representatives said they are building integrations with HealthKit and working with Apple. Previously, Apple announced a partnership with rival electronic health record company Epic Systems. Apple did not respond to a request for comment.
Yesterday, Apple found a last-minute bug in HealthKit that forced the company to pull compatible apps from the App Store. Apple is currently working on a fix, which it promises will arrive by the end of September.
Article Link: Health Record Providers Cerner and Athenahealth Developing HealthKit Apps