If You’re an iPhone User, We Want Your Data!

Apple’s HealthKit and Health app, despite a lackluster showing at the last Apple event, continues to chug along with new press in the industry. The most recent news was about Ochsner going live with HealthKit feeding data to Epic through MyChart.

If You’re an iPhone User, We Want Your Data!

My understanding is that clinicians, care navigators, or whoever the Epic customer decides can put in orders for patients to use HealthKit. These patients, assuming they use MyChart and iOS 8, then have a new activity in MyChart that gives them the option of connecting to HealthKit to import HealthKit data into MyChart and then Epic. Alerts can be set for each individual. That’s a much more interesting integration than I expected from Epic and Apple.

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ROI of Online Appointment Scheduling

My last post about telemedicine got me thinking about other direct-to-consumer health technology tools and services. This post is about online appointment scheduling.

I consider both to be tools for patient engagement. Both are being offered as features by several EHR vendors and also offered by dedicated non-EHR vendors. Both have potential for existing patients as well as for finding new patients.

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