Apple’s health team has been working with tech startup Health Gorilla to add diagnostic data to HealthKit, CNBC reports. Apple is making a big push to expand HealthKit to become a portable repository of all of a person’s medical records, and two people familiar with the initiative said Health Gorilla is working to integrate with “hospitals, lab-testing companies such as Quest and LabCorp and imaging centers” to add blood work and other data directly into HealthKit. The company is working hard to turn HealthKit into a diagnostic tool capable of analyzing and understanding the implications of patient information, going so far as buying health data startups Gliimpse and Beddit to improve their data collection abilities and and make it easier to share that data with the right health professionals. Health Gorilla is focused on giving doctors a “complete picture of patient health history” according to its website, but offers free services to patients as well.
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