Apple's HealthKit program is now being tested at two US university hospitals

We are starting to get a better look at how Apple's HealthKit will work thanks to a couple of trials being run at two U.S. hospitals. The trials are meant to improve the accuracy and speed at which HealthKit records data.

Both Stanford University Hospital and Duke University are running these trials, each targeting different patient groups, according to Reuters:

Stanford University Hospital doctors said they are working with Apple to let physicians track blood sugar levels for children with diabetes. Duke University is developing a pilot to track blood pressure, weight and other measurements for patients with cancer or heart disease.

Medical device manufacturers are also talking to Apple, along with hospitals and the Food and Drug Administration, about HealthKit integration.

Are you glad to see that hospitals are beginning to work with HealthKit? Leave your thoughts in the comments.

Source: Reuters

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