Apple reveals Health: WWDC 2014
WWDC 2014: Apple reveals Health3:04 /
At Apple's WWDC in San Francisco, the company introduces Health, a new app for iOS 8 that will help users track their vitals by bringing health data together in one place.
[MUSIC] Now, something that we all care a lot about, health. [APPLAUSE] [UNKNOWN] So, developers have created a vast array of health care devices. And accompanying applications. Everything from monitoring your activity level, to your heart rate, to your weight, and chronic medical conditions like high blood pressure and diabetes. But up til now, the information gathered by those applications lives in silos. You can't get a single comprehensive picture. Of your health situation. But now you can, with HealthKit. HealthKit provides a single place that applications can contribute to a composite profile of your activity and health. And HealthKit comes with a corresponding application, health. And with Health, you can monitor all of your. Metrics that you're most interested in your activity. But not just that you can use third party applications. Now we carefully protect your privacy so you have total control over which application have access to which part of your health care information. But you can for instance provide different activity, weight heart rate information to the Nike app. And Nike's working to integrate health kit so they use that information to help you in your pursuit of your personalized fitness goals. Now we're also working with the Mayo Clinic, innovators in healthcare. And with their integration with Health Kit, they're going to be able that when a, patient takes let's say a blood pressure reading. HealthKit automatically notifies their app, and their app is automatically able to check whether that reading is within that patient's personalized healthcare parameters and threshold, and if not, it can contact the hospital proactively, notify the doctor, and that doctor can reach back to that patient. providing more timely care. [APPLAUSE] Now we think this is going to be really important for healthcare. and the CEO of the Mayo Health Clinic agrees. He says that we believe Apple's HealthKit will revolutionize. The health industry, how the health industry interacts with people. We're proud to be at the forefront of this innovative technology with the Mayo Clinic app. We agree. Now we're also working with leaders in healthcare applications like Epic Systems. Now they provide the technology that enables hospitals serving over 100 million Americans. And so now with their integration with Health Kick, patients at these leading institutions will be able to get closer in sharing their information with their doctors. And that is health. [APPLAUSE]