Apple's CareKit Gives More Power to the Patient
This article examines the new product being developed by Apple called CareKit. This app is being designed to give consumers a better handle on monitoring their health conditions. The app will also provide better and easier communication between consumers and health care providers. This app was originally created to perform research to help make advancements in the medical industry. However, this app evolved into being more than that. This app will help consumers keep track of medication, monitor activity levels, and track symptoms along with many other useful functions. The data collected from this app will be used to research disease cures and medicine effectiveness. CareKit has the potential to lead to many medical findings and help people take a more prominent role in taking care of their own personal health. Furthermore, this app makes monitoring your own health much easier and quicker. Through this app you can check on your health status and get in touch with medical assistance much easier and faster. The iPhone and Iwatch are two products that CareKit can work through to gather incredible amounts of information on the user that can assist in helping monitor health conditions. The information gathered by this app will only be taken and used for medical research through the consent of the user.
This App will be introduced to consumers within the next few months, and I believe it will have a profound impact in the medical industry. I believe that this app can be extremely helpful to users of all kinds. This app will help people monitor their own health conditions without the need to visit a medical professional. In addition, the app will provide medical help quickly and easily from the palm of your hand whenever necessary. Furthermore I believe that this app will allow for people to take a much healthier approach to their life. Also, the data collected from people using this app could be extremely crucial in leading to new medical advances and developments. Cures and treatments are just two of many possible benefits that the data collected from this app can bring. Not only can the information help people live a healthier and safer life style through their own control, but also it can lead to medical advancements that could help many more people around the world.
One concern I did find with this app is the security and safeguard of ones own personal health information. This app may lead to the vulnerability of vital medical and personal information of users that may be exploited by others. This app promises to ask the user if they are willing to allow Apple to use their information for research but there still is a concern of possible leaks or hacking of the personal medical information of users. In addition, the accuracy of this app may lead to some issues. The ability for the app to read the medical conditions of the user may or may not be the most accurate. I find it hard to believe that there will be total consistency from user to user in the ability to monitor health conditions accurately. This inconsistency could lead to false medical suggestions or solutions. However, overall I believe that this app could be very valuable in giving people the power to watch over their own heath. In addition, the prospect of gaining new insights through this app into the medical world is something that is we cannot look past.