The future of health care embraces mHealth — medical services delivered via mobile devices — as nearly 100,000 health-related smartphone apps are helping people improve their overall health with tools to track their personal health and fitness data as well as connect with their physicians. At the WorldWide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2014 keynote address, Apple unveiled HealthKit, a digital repository for various types of health- and fitness-related data. Apple will also collaborate with Mayo Clinic through a new Mayo app under development that would offer users a more personalized experience and make their health data more actionable in supporting healthier lifestyles.
The Mayo Clinic app, connected to HealthKit, has the potential to more effectively deliver high-quality, affordable health information, guidance and care to everyone. Mayo Clinic continues to lead the digital future by better connecting providers and patients while sharing our medical knowledge more broadly than the 1.2 million patients who come to Mayo each year. John Wald, M.D., a Mayo Clinic diagnostic radiologist who attended the conference says, "We are proud to be at the forefront of this innovative technology." Watch the keynote address below for more details on this exciting new development in mHealth technology!