The app allows users to find health information quickly, contact their care team directly, and manage their appointment schedule.
The update also allows patients to seamlessly share information with the Apple Health Kit. The kit tracks a wide range of specific health information and criteria. Patients can then share that information with their doctors.
"What patients will be able to do is keep this info in Health Kit," explained Mayo Clinic's Dr. John Wald. "When they see their providers, they will be able to share it with their providers in a one-on-one visit. In the future, we should be able to share that information electronically with providers once we define what information is important to share," he said.
Patients still need to log into the Mayo Clinic app with a username and password. All the health information will be stored either on the phone itself, or sent to the user's iCloud account.