Apple CareKit and How It Benefits Hospitals, Physicians and Patients

Physicians routinely ask patients to maintain a diary of their symptoms to track the course of the condition, the efficacy of the treatment, and their wellbeing. Apple CareKit is a software development framework to build mobile apps that allow a patient to keep track of their condition – a health diary, in other words.

Better Decision-Making & Patient Care

Hospitals can build CareKit apps and have their physicians distribute them to their patients. The data from these apps can be shared with the hospitals and providers in a seamless manner allowing for better decision making and patient care.

CareKit Provides Patients The Health Information They Need

CareKit and mobile apps provide significant benefits to patients too. Tracking their symptoms, activities, and other parameters becomes more seamless because a lot of this information can automatically feed into the app through sources like HealthKit, medical devices, fitness monitors, etc.

For example – in the case of a patient who’s asked to keep track of their blood glucose level, the CareKit app can automatically transfer this information from the blood glucose meter device or from Apple’s HealthKit.

CareKit apps also help by making patients more aware of their health conditions and can provide information that empowers them to make informed decisions related to their health.

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