Global eHealth corporation Cerner has announced that it will bring its new patient app, HealtheLife, to Apple Watch to make it easier for patients to manage and track their health.

“Apple Watch is the next evolution connecting consumers and their health team to the clinical community, regardless of physical location,” said Senior Director and General Manager of Personal Health at Cerner, Brian Carter. “This is just the first step in the evolution of sharing personal health data – to provide physicians with access to actionable data anytime, anywhere, not just what’s collected at the doctor’s office.”

During April 2015, Cerner will conduct initial deployments with clients to collect biometric values from the HealtheLife app, including weight, blood pressure and blood sugar values. With the patient’s consent, the data will be sent directly to Cerner Millennium EHR.

“The status of a person’s health is greatly related to what they’re doing personally on a day-to-day basis. This information is vital to providers so they can focus on personalised patient care and population health management,” said Carter.

US-based organisations Emory Healthcare and Agnesian HealthCare will be the first health systems to deploy the technology to monitor the vitals of patients on a daily basis.

The HealtheLife app for iPhone is currently available for a free for Cerner customers from the App Store, and the Cerner HealtheLife Apple Watch app will be available from 24 April 2015.

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