athenahealth Working with Apple on New Health App

September 22, 2014

Healthcare information systems company and Physician Resource Center member, athenahealth, is teaming up with technology giant Apple Inc. to build integrations to support Apple’s recently launched health service mobile app, HealthKit.

One of the ideas behind HealthKit is that it helps health and fitness services share their information with the app and with each other. A key feature is that HealthKit users may customize the extent to which their health information is shared.

For example, someone suffering from high blood pressure may want to allow the data from a heart monitoring app to be automatically shared with his/her healthcare provider. Another example would be allowing a fitness app to share data with a nutrition app to help calculate how many calories should be consumed based on activity level.

For more information about Apple’s new HealthKit partners, please read the article below.


Cerner and Athenahealth say integrating with Apple’s mobile health service

By Christina Farr | September 8, 2014

(Reuters) – Cerner Corp and Athenahealth Inc, two leading U.S. electronic health record providers, said on Thursday they are working with Apple Inc to develop applications that leverage Apple’s mobile health service HealthKit.

Cerner and Athenahealth representatives said they are building integrations with HealthKit and working with Apple. Previously, Apple announced a partnership with rival electronic health record company Epic Systems. Apple did not respond to a request for comment.

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Original Post By: Reuters