- Following the unveiling of its health data tracking platform HealthKit, Apple also announced a collaboration with the Mayo Clinic and Epic.
- The Mayo Clinic plans to launch an app in September that connect consumers around the world with the hospital system through HealthKit an provide individualized guidance on their health.
- The collaboration with Epic will allow the integration of HealthKit within the company's EHR products, and possible management of data collected through HealthKit in Epic's MyChart app.
This are two pretty groundbreaking partnerships for health trackers, which up until now have been the purview of the fitness industry, not medicine. Epic is the dominant electronic health record company in the US; the Mayo Clinic is the largest non-profit group practice in the world. That these two giants are throwing the weight of their brands behind HealthKit suggests not only the strength of Apple's product, but also the clinical future of mobile patient monitoring. Stay tuned as these relationships evolve.