A report published by Reuters says that 14 out of 23 top hospitals in US are piloting Apple’s HealthKit services. This service will be monitoring and collating the patient generated information on blood pressure, weight, heart rate etc.
This technology will help doctors to monitor their patients even when they are at a remote location, and thereby have a significant cost savings as well. While Google and Samsung which are also foraying in similar areas are just planning to reach out to the hospitals Apple has already taken a significant lead.
The Health Kit works by gathering data from sources such as glucose measurement tools, food and exercise-tracking apps and Wi-fi connected scales. Apple Watch that is due in April this year holds significant promise to collate all this data and send it over to the data centres for doctors to review.
The report also mentions that many hospitals are eager to try out Google Fit Service, as the Android powers more smartphone in comparison to the iOS.