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There are certainly major strides being made when it comes to developing consumer health applications to engage patients in taking an active role in their own care. The latest, as noted by Healthcare Informatics Senior Editor Gabe Perna yesterday, comes from Apple, which, during its iOS8 presentation, announced its Health app and HealthKit system that allow various health apps to be integrated and to communicate. Apple has also reached collaboration agreements with Mayo Clinic and, reportedly, with Epic Systems as well.

There are certainly major strides being made when it comes to developing consumer health applications to engage patients in taking an active role in their own care. The latest, as noted by Healthcare Informatics Senior Editor Gabe Perna this week, comes from Apple, which, during its iOS8 presentation, announced its Health app and HealthKit system that allow various health apps to be integrated and to communicate.

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