Mayo Clinic to Reportedly Help Present iOS 8's Health App at Apple's Media Event

Minnesota-based medical group Mayo Clinic will be at Apple's special media event tomorrow to demonstrate how iOS 8's new Health app can benefit medical professionals, reports the Star Tribune. The paper states that Mayo will show how data from the Health app can flow into a sophisticated management system of a major health center.

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Apple and Mayo Clinic have reportedly been working together for two years. The medical group's CEO Dr. John H. Noseworthy was quoted as saying that Apple's Health and HealthKit development tools have the potential to "revolutionize how the health industry interacts with people" when both were introduced at WWDC this past June.

Last month, Apple was also said to be in talks with health providers at Mount Sinai, Cleveland Clinic, John Hopkins, and Allscripts to roll out HealthKit to their facilities. According to sources close to the discussions, Apple has been positioning HealthKit and its Health app as an all-in-one solution for medical professionals to store patient data for easier access and to improve diagnostics.

Apple's media event kicks off at 10:00 AM Pacific Time, and MacRumors will have full coverage of the event as it unfolds.

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80 months ago
A health app with a color scheme designed to make you sick
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80 months ago
Guaranteed won't be of any use outside the bubble of the USA.
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80 months ago

Why is it that everyone seems to count on Apple to revolutionise everything? I mean, what's stopping google or samsung from coming up with a wearable that the masses are going to actually want?


Past experience.

I'm not saying that others can't innovate or that Apple most definitely will present something innovative today. I just think that past experience has shown that Apple seems to have a company culture geared towards being innovative. I have been working in big technology companies (market leaders in their respective fields) for over 15 years now, and I can tell you that innovation heavily depends on the company culture. It doesn't just come from people being told "Come up with something new, or else!" Apple appears to have the right kind of culture.

Also the type of innovation matters. I always think of how Bill Gates presented a tablet PC many years ago. Or Google has been working on Google Glass. Samsung and others have released smartwatches. Blackberry and other companies released smartphones before the iPhone came out. All of these products were or are in some way "innovative", but Apple innovates towards usability. That tablet PC Bill Gates showed in the year 2000 was simply not usable for people outside of the geek crowd for example. So now I am expecting Apple to again take something that already exists in some barely usable shape and to make it extremely useful for me. I can't imagine life without my smartphone and my tablet anymore, and who knows - Apple might have a product on their hands that will reach the same status in three years. How many other companies have provided this kind of innovation over the last 10 years?
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80 months ago
In spite of some obvious advantages, I'm not convinced that the possibly unrestricted flow of confidential and strictly private health data is all for altruistic motives.

In spite of flowery assurances to the contrary, once this information is uploaded to servers, the patient has no way of knowing, or controlling, who has access to all that data, and worse, for what purposes.

Insurance companies, and who knows who else, will use this info to benefit themselves rather than the patient.
Color me skeptical.
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80 months ago
This kind of stuff is what sets Apple apart from most other manufacturers.

Apple controls their entire ecosystem and tightly integrates all sorts of services and software... even 3rd-party solutions.

In contrast... the other guys build a phone and puts someone else's operating system on it... and it ends there.

I dunno... do Huawei phones come integrated with the Chinese equivalent of the Mayo Clinic? Do other companies have enough clout to partner with 3rd-party providers?

I hope this doesn't sound fanboyish... but I really admire what Apple is able to do. :D
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80 months ago
Jesus Christ... White and sky-blue text on light green background... What the.. are they smoking?
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