Apple has begun ramping up for an incursion into the healthcare market, two months after announcing its HealthKit app at WWDC. The app will collate all a user’s fitness and health data. Apple has discussed HealthKit with healthcare providers Mount Sinai, the Cleveland Clinic and Johns Hopkins, along with electronic health records provider Allscripts, Reuters reported this week. Allscripts is a competitor to Epic, which recently inked a partnership deal with Apple, also announced at WWDC. Apple partners include Nike and the Mayo Clinic as well. The latter reportedly is testing a service that alerts patients when results from apps and devices they use are abnormal, and makes follow-up information and treatment recommendations. Kaiser Permanente is piloting several mobile apps that leverage HealthKit.
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