Apple has a foray into the health world with its Healthkit which is designed to track your health on your iDevice.

What is Healthkit?

By operating with third-party apps, HealthKit acts as a central platform for your health information.  Medical sites linked to this platform for development include:

  • MayoClinic
  • Radboud University Medical Center
  • University Hospital in Nijmegan
  • Healthcare providers
  • in addition to Nike

Data reported on the dashboard reflect heart rate, cholesterol, calories burned, etc. with one screen tap.  An emergency card can be filled in with generic version of ventolin hfa important medical history such as blood type, allergies, physicians in charge, surgical history, medications currently taken.


In addition to fitness information, data reported includes:

  • Diagnoses
  • Medical Examinations
  • Surgical history
  • Laboratory results
  • Blood pressure readings
  • Glucose readings

All of this works from iOS 8 update which is due for a release this Autumn.  Way to go Apple!  Another innovation that improves our lives.

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