Apple reveals newest app. Could it change healthcare?

By Dan Diamond

After months of anticipation, Apple recently unveiled its new health app — its cloud-based information platform known as "HealthKit," and a slew of new partnerships with Epic Systems, Mayo Clinic and a number of other hospitals.

The open question: Will Apple's big play for the healthcare market end up changing the industry — and if so, how soon?

In June 2014, Apple affirmed its commitment to mobile health by partnering with Epic and Mayo Clinic to develop HealthKit.

"For the healthcare industry, the most intriguing aspect of Apple's new technologies is the potential to unite feeds from many health monitors and report back to a hospital's electronic medical records system, making the Apple health app a tool for patient engagement."