Stanford app connects EHR, Apple's HealthKit

Stanford Health Care engineers have developed an iOS 8 mHealth app, called MyHealth, to synch its Epic electronic health record system with Apple's HealthKit platform, according to a report at mHealth News.

MyHealth lets patients actively participate in managing their care, from appointment scheduling to reviewing test results and talking with physicians via a video feature.

"We are reinventing how healthcare is delivered and our new custom MyHealth app is an important milestone in our efforts," Amir Dan Rubin, Stanford Health Care's president and CEO, said in a press release, according to the article.

Rubin said the decision to develop the app in house followed an assessment and evaluation of available mHealth technologies and the need to have the software work seamlessly with the existing healthcare record system. Article