According to a recent report, Apple is getting ready to roll out their Apple HealthKit to U.S. medical professionals, ahead of the launch of the new iPhone 6.
Apple is apparently looking for medical professionals to use their HealthKit app as an all in one solution to store patients data for things like blood pressure, pulse, weight and more.
The company is apparently hoping that this data can be used by medical professionals to improve diagnosis and also treatment decisions, and they are also rumored to be partnering with Epic Systems which is an electronic health records provider in the U.S.
Apple will face some challenges related to privacy and their app may also need to meet regulatory requirements to be used by health professionals.
Apple is rumored to be launching their iPhone 6 next month, the handset is said to come with a range of health tracking features, which will be integrated with the Apple HealthKit App. We are also expecting the Apple iWatch to come with similar health tracking features.
Apple will launch Apple HealthKit with iOS 8, which will also launch next month at the same time as the new iPhone 6, and many of the features could also be available on existing versions of the iPhone, like the iPhone 5S.