Apple Releases CareKit for apps to track medical records

Apr

29

2016

Apple Releases Thursday CareKit out an SDK for developers to create apps that allows users to keep track of medical data and send them to doctors. The first four applications made have also appeared with CareKit.

CareKit would Thursday at a later date on GitHub to appear, reports Fast Company. CareKit complements the previously published ResearchKit which scientists can deliver apps that help with investigations. The difference is that all developers can use CareKit where it is not at ResearchKit. CareKit contains code to include keeping symptoms, to plot on dashboards and send via fax, SMS and email.

The first four apps on the basis of CareKit have appeared at the same time. One lets users follow a pregnancy, another is to keep track of the dates baby shortly after birth, and a third is to keep track of symptoms of diabetes.

To forward medical documentation to doctors should hospitals do support CareKit. If and when that will happen is unknown. Apple CareKit last month announced at the presentation of the iPhone SE

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