Blog: Apple’s new Health app heats up the digital health market

What does this mean for Australian developers, providers and consumers?

Health and IT news sites have speculated for months that global powerhouses Apple, Microsoft and Google will enter the health records market. For Apple, at least, this has now been confirmed by the updated Health app in iOS 11.3 beta, which includes a health records feature. A number of prominent US medical institutions, including Johns Hopkins in Baltimore and Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles, have pledged their support, with more undoubtedly to follow, using information exchanges based on the HL7™ FHIR® standard. Time will tell whether Google and Microsoft will also be joining this market.

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