Part of Apple’s new iOS8 operating system, “Healthkit” will be able to collect/aggregate  information from a variety of approved third party devices and apps. This information will then be fed into the user’s “Health” app, also offered by Apple. The Health app is what patient’s will see, and promises to keep a constant track of key health metrics.

So what does this mean for physicians? There are two main take aways:

  1. Patient’s will be sharing more information with you.
  2. You have the ability to empower patients like never before.