Apple HealthKit medical trials in the works at 2 U.S. hospitals

September 15, 2014 2:01 PM

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Apple HealthKit medical trials in the works at 2 U.S. hospitals

Two prominent U.S. hospitals are preparing to launch trials with diabetics and chronic disease patients using Apple Inc's HealthKit, offering a glimpse of how the iPhone maker's ambitious take on health care will work in practice.

HealthKit, which is still under development, is the centre of a new health care system by Apple. Regulated medical devices, such as glucose monitors with accompanying iPhone apps, can send information to HealthKit. With a patient's consent, Apple's service gathers data from various health apps so th...

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