Mobile Technology in Healthcare
Apple is leading an initiative to get mobile devices more integrated into the healthcare arena. With their upcoming iOS 8 and its HealthKit app as being an all-in-one solution for medical professionals to store patient data like blood pressure, pulse, and weight, they are hoping that physicians will use the available data to improve diagnostics and treatment decisions. They are also looking to partner with electronic health records provider Epic Systems to integrate its software and services. As the mobile market rapidly expands, healthcare seems like a logical next step to integrate with. Several healthcare facilities are currently in talks regarding integrating Apple devices with their Epic systems My Chart. Of course with this comes other concerns and issues to be worked through but it seems that mobile technology and deeper healthcare integration could be coming together real soon. See more about this at Reuters in this report.