CareKit is an open source project from Apple that allows developers to create applications specifically for the health field. CareKit will help Apple users to be better in tune with their health data. Initial partners of the project include Rochester General Hospital, UCSF, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, PDCNY. Standford Medicine, Emory Healthcare.

One example of a CareKit app is one that allows patients to record recovery data and the plan can easily be updated by a physician remotely.

Apple notes that "nothing is more sensitive than your health data," and will ensure that all the data is kept safe.