The Apple Watch includes the HealthKit that collects data from the user’s health and fitness apps for centralized access to health information. As their target audiences are now consumers, clinicians, and researchers, the ability to easily share health data between these groups has institutions like the Mayo Clinic collaborating with Apple on custom apps to improve patient-clinician communication2. Not only does the Apple Watch track activity, movement, and heart rate in individuals, this data can be imported into the Apple Health app for the iPhone and shared with other approved users like clinicians. Some companies also see the potential of the Apple Watch as a useful device for clinicians in communication with patients and colleagues, plus quick access to patient records.

Apple Watch. Compatible with iOS and other Apple products and services. $479.99.