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drchrono Links with Apple’s HealthKit

September 29, 2014
by Gabriel Perna
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Another health IT vendor is jumping on the Apple HealthKit express train, integrating its platform onto the consumer tech giant’s new service.

drchrono, a Mountain View, Calif.-based company, will integrate its personal health record (PHR) platform onto HealthKit. It is the first PHR-focused company to do so. The integration will allow patients who use the drchrono platform to import data they choose from the Health app into their PHR. This kind of data includes blood glucose levels, weight, heart rate, flights of stairs climbed and steps walked from wearable data sources, as well as metrics from glucose monitors or blood pressure cuffs.

Daniel Kivatinos, co-founder and COO of drchrono:  “We are giving patients a way to send a curated snapshot of this wellness data to their personal physicians in a way that can be digested quickly.”

drchono joins Cerner, Athenahealth, Epic, and a slew of other vendors in health IT that have announced collaborations with Apple.

HealthKit is Apple's service, announced in June at Apple's Worldwide Developer's Conference (WWDC), which can gather and integrate health data from a number of apps and put it all into one interface. The data can include vitals, such as blood pressure and weight. This interface allows these different apps to communicate with each other, the company says.

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