Apple to turn iPhone into hub of medical information

Apple to turn iPhone into hub of medical information

For instance, Apple's Healthkit focuses on health and activity data.

We all know the capabilities of the iPhone and Apple is hosting it to serve users with comprehensive information regarding health repository. There's also a feature called "health records", which includes the option to import documents that include summaries of care, but that is a limited snapshot of medical information. With this, Apple is trying to fix a huge problem the medical community has been facing for years. Those who're suffering from one or more ailments find it very hard to maintain their medical data in papers and provide them to their doctors even in this digital age. As the CNBC report notes, most of this data still gets handed around as PDF files attached to emails, or faxes between doctor's offices. An operation like this would give patients a full, easily accessible track of their health data, which they could then later share in full with a trusted doctor. It's also been involved in discussions with health IT industry groups looking for ways to make this goal a reality. The first is The Argonaut Project, a private initiative to promote the adoption of open standards for health information.

The report also adds that Apple's Vice President of software technology Bud Tribble has been personally involved with the "The Carin Alliance" project.

Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) is making plans to unveil its new technological advancement. Apple certainly has challenges to face, both Google and Microsoft have tried and failed in this category. Health experts call this an interoperability crisis.

"If any company can figure out engagement, it's Apple", added Tripathi, who said he didn't have any knowledge of Apple's strategy.

This kind of tech always brings up the question of privacy when it comes to medical data.

In other Apple news, insider Angela J. Ahrendts sold 75,000 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, May 8th.

That's not to say that work has been unsuccessful; the Apple Watch made headlines recently after it was used as a platform to detect a common heart abnormality more accurately than conventional methods, and a non-invasive glucose monitoring prototype spotted on Tim Cook's wrist could make the wearable an essential medical device for millions.

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