Mobile care plan platform Patient IO among apps to integrate with Apple’s HealthKit

Consumers might not be all that excited about Apple’s plans for healthcare, but developers are already hard at work figuring out how to integrate their products into the Apple health ecosystem. Health tracking companies RunKeeper, Withings, Strava and iHealth told 9to5mac their apps will support Apple’s upcoming health data platform HealthKit, and today a more […]

Consumers might not be all that excited about Apple’s plans for healthcare, but developers are already hard at work figuring out how to integrate their products into the Apple health ecosystem.

Health tracking companies RunKeeper, Withings, Strava and iHealth told 9to5mac their apps will support Apple’s upcoming health data platform HealthKit, and today a more clinical-focused company, Filament Labs, said its offerings would too.

The company’s flagship product is Patient IO, a platform that doctors use to create mobile care plans delivered to patients in the form of treatment-specific tasks, reminders and educational content on their phones. Meanwhile, providers can see which tasks patients have completed.

By integrating with HealthKit, Filament Labs says providers will automatically be able to import health data collected from HealthKit-supported devices directly into an individual’s care plan. That could potentially help them better monitor adherence to treatment plans, the company says.

Integration will launch with the release of Apple iOS 8, and existing customers will automatically receive the update.