Cedars-Sinai Medical Center patients now linked to Apple HealthKit

More than 80,000 patients at Cedars-Sinai Medical center in Los Angeles are now connected to Apple's research tool HealthKit, becoming the largest integration between Apple and the healthcare industry, according to a Bloomberg report.

Data from HealthKit can now be automatically entered into patients' medical records, allowing physicians access to information such as weight, blood pressure, glucose levels, oxygen saturation levels and the number of steps taken, according to the report.

"This is just another set of data that we're confident our physicians will take into account as they make clinical and medical judgments," said Darren Dworkin, CIO of Cedars-Sinai. "We don't really, fully know and understand how patients will want to use this, and we're going to basically stand ready to learn by what will happen."

HealthKit functions as the main server for health and fitness apps. Data collected from those apps can be stored in HealthKit.

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