An innovative new way to use your health and fitness information.

The Health app gives you an easy-to-read dashboard of your health and fitness data. And with HealthKit, developers can make all the incredible health and fitness apps on your device work together, and work harder, for you. It just might be the beginning of a health revolution.

“How are you?” now has a really accurate answer.

Heart rate, calories burned, blood sugar, cholesterol — your health and fitness apps are great at collecting all that data. The Health app puts that data in one place, accessible with a tap, giving you a clear and current overview of your health. You can also create an emergency card with important health information — for example, your blood type or allergies — that’s available right from your Lock screen.

See your whole health picture.

Quickly view your most recent health and fitness data in one dashboard.

Manage what you’re tracking.

See a list of the different types of data being managed by Health, then tap to see each one individually.

Set up every detail.

You have complete control over exactly which data to share with each health and fitness app.

Just in case.

Create an emergency card that’s accessible from your Lock screen.

Your health and fitness apps will work even harder for you.

With HealthKit, developers can make their apps even more useful by allowing them to access your health data, too. And you choose what you want shared. For example, you can allow the data from your blood pressure app to be automatically shared with your doctor. Or allow your nutrition app to tell your fitness apps how many calories you consume each day. When your health and fitness apps work together, they become more powerful. And you might, too.

You are in charge of your data.

The Health app lets you keep all your health and fitness information in one place on your device and under your control. The information you generate about yourself is yours to use and share. You decide what information is placed in Health and which apps can access your data through the Health app. When your phone is locked with a passcode or Touch ID, all of your health and fitness data in the Health app is encrypted. You can back up data stored in the Health app to iCloud, where it is encrypted while in transit and at rest. Apps that access HealthKit are required to have a privacy policy, so be sure to review these policies before providing apps with access to your health and fitness data.

ResearchKit and CareKit

Empowering medical researchers, doctors, and now you.

ResearchKit and CareKit are open source software frameworks that take advantage of the capabilities of iPhone. ResearchKit enables developers to create apps that let medical researchers gather robust and meaningful data for studies. And CareKit is a platform for developers to create apps that help individuals take a more active role in their own well‑being.

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