Health Kit is an important part of iOS 8. HealthKit is a framework, which offers the ability to track and share health, fitness, and medical data across multiple apps and devices. It allow healthcare and fitness apps to work together and examine their data under the health app. For example, a heart monitoring app and blood pressure tracking app could send information to each other from within HealthKit to develop a more comprehensive picture of your health. This customized data could then be sent to your physician via an app. Information from step trackers, connected scales, smart blood pressure monitors and other medical gadgets can be fed into HealthKit. User’s information stored in a centralized and secure location. The user decides which data should be shared with app.
In iOS 8 the system can automatically save data from compatible Bluetooth LE heart rate monitors directly into the HealthKit store. Apple software organizes the user’s data and show in the useful way on an iOS device in Health app. Apple’s HealthKit is tested in US’s top hospitals, doctors use it to examine data and monitor the patients remotely.
When user installs an app that supports HealthKit, user will need to configure it to access various types of HealthKit data. The Health app gives user an easy-to-read dashboard for your fitness and health data. It shows the heart rate, calories burned, cholesterol and all kinds of other data. The Health app acts as the user’s interface to the HealthKit data. Users can view, add, delete, and otherwise manage all of their health and fitness data using this app. They can also edit the sharing permissions for each data type. It also allows user to manually enter data and includes a dashboard for visualizing the data.
Apple’s Health app, which is pre-installed on any iPhone 4s or newer running iOS 8. The health app puts all user-health data in one place and data can be accessible with a tap. The Health app gives user to the functionality of make an emergency card. In emergency card the user can record the important health information for example blood type and allergies. This emergency card can be accessible from device lock screen.
User can also see diagnoses, results of lab tests, store diagnoses and medical examinations. The processing of HealthKit data—comparing the calories you’ve eaten with the number you’ve burned throughout the course of the day, getting data from a fitness tracker or other device, or compiling information and sending it to your doctor—is done in the third party apps that send information to and retrieve it from Health Kit. For example you can share data from a blood pressure app automatically with your family doctor.