Health service providers can offer the best treatment if they have powerful, intuitive tools. Apple technologies help them to work effectively in hospitals, stay in contact with patients from a distance and carry out ground-breaking medical research. The result is care that is both more efficient, and, ultimately, more personal.
Apple products change the way doctors and nurses treat their patients. Apps on iOS devices make hospitals more efficient. Clinical teams can access patient files and health data whenever they need it, nurses can ensure higher levels of safety when it comes to their patients’ medication, and patients can communicate with staff during their hospital stay, helping them to stay up-to-date with their treatment plans. An iPad means you aren’t stuck behind a computer screen and means you have all the information you need where you need it the most—at the patient’s bedside. Plus by connecting to the hospital information system, details are always synchronised between mobile end devices and the desktop workstations.
Patients can stay in touch with their treatment team even when they are at home thanks to iOS apps. Health institutions can use existing apps or develop their own using CareKit which patients can then use to manage their own health. iPhone, Apple Watch, Health App and HealthKit-compatible apps and medical devices make it easier for patients to collect data regarding their health and share it with their treatment team.
Medical researchers can use ResearchKit to develop apps and share their studies with the world. The open source framework ensures a seamless process and makes it easy for researchers to register participants, obtain consent and collect medical data more frequently than they would with periodic practice visits.