Reuters reports that Apple is preparing to rollout its Healthkit development tools to health professionals across the United States. The company has been in talks with health providers at Mount Sinai, Cleveland Clinic, John Hopkins, and Allscripts to use the new system.
Apple is said to be pushing Healthkit and its Health app as being an all-in-one solution for medical professionals to store patient data like blood pressure, pulse, and weight. Apple is also hoping that physicians will use the available data to improve diagnostics and treatment decisions. The company is also looking to partner with electronic health records provider Epic Systems to integrate its software and services.
Apple is likely to face challenges in the mobile health data field, due to privacy and regulatory requirements. Apple debuted its Health app and Healthkit development tools at WWDC 2014 in June.
The Health app and Healthkit will be shipping as a part of iOS 8 this fall.