AppleInsider reports that a Louisiana healthcare provider is using the Apple Watch combined with HealthKit and other fitness apps as part of its hypertension treatment program.
The three participants in Ochsner Health System’s trial have all been given an Apple Watch for free, although they are expected to splash out on the wireless blood-pressure cuff. They are then trained in how to use the watch in conjunction with HealthKit and other apps.
The HealthKit data is sent directly to Ochsner’s electronic medical records system, which, according to Dr. Richard Milani, helps the clinic to diagnose problems more accurately and sooner than before.
The clinic hopes to increase the trial to 30 participants before too long.
Photo credit: The Times-Picayune.