MASSDEVICE ON CALL — Apple (NSDQ:AAPL) is driving home its growing partnership with the healthcare industry by lending its new HealthKit iPhone application to researchers at Stanford and Duke Universities.
Stanford researchers plan to use the app to track glucose levels in pediatric patients with diabetes and the Duke study will focus on blood pressure, weight and other metrics for monitoring patients with cancer or heart disease Reuters reported.
The HealthKit app, which will be available to iPhone users Sept. 17, allows users to collect health information from various apps and devices into a single data silo for tracking and analysis. Apple has also been working with healthcare providers to develop a data stream connecting clinical data with at-home care devices.
The new clinical trials will use HealthKit to gather data and track patients in the hopes of obtaining more thorough and accurate information that is usually collected over phone and fax.
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