Healthcare Technology - Products and Platform

The technology to make
healthcare more personal.

Apps on iPad, iPhone, Apple Watch, and Mac are capable of helping medical professionals deliver personalized care. Our powerful hardware is built to keep up with the demands of healthcare organizations to make work faster and more efficient. And intuitive apps provide easy access to critical health information, so healthcare teams have all the resources they need to make the best decisions for their patients.

Deliver better care
with powerful tools.

Apple products are designed to make healthcare more human. Our software is powerful and easy for both medical professionals and patients to use. We’ve built our devices to protect patient data and be accessible for everyone. And we’ve streamlined the way health data is collected and devices are deployed.

An intuitive,
familiar interface.

Our products are built on a platform people are already familiar with. Doctors can view important lab results on iPhone and iPad and radiology images on powerful Mac computers. Nurses can send and receive secure communication and ensure patient safety when administering medications. And with apps on iPhone and iPad, patients can learn more about their conditions or treatment.

Powerful and versatile hardware.

Healthcare providers can use Apple devices to do a variety of tasks anywhere in the hospital. The high-resolution Retina displays on iPhone and iPad and the powerful processing of Mac allow doctors to view a patient’s imaging studies right on their devices. The built-in iPhone and iPad cameras work with third-party apps to let nurses securely photograph a patient’s wound during treatment and store it in the patient’s record. And medical researchers can use the advanced sensors in iPhone and iPad to track movement, take measurements, and record data for studies.

Safe and secure by design.

Secure software requires a foundation of security built into hardware. Face ID and Touch ID allow healthcare providers to use biometric authentication to instantly access iPhone, iPad, and Mac. Healthcare app developers also have the ability to leverage biometric authentication for the apps they develop.

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Accessible by design.

Our devices are designed to be used by everyone. Apple products come with powerful assistive features like Switch Control, which can help users operate their devices with minimal touch, and Live Listen, which lets users turn their iPhone or iPad into a remote microphone for their Made for iPhone hearing aids.

Streamlined health data.

The Health app on iPhone and iPad makes it easy for people to track their health information in a central and secure place. Your patients can receive valuable insights into their health with advanced trend analysis for metrics like heart rate as well as access to standardized mental health assessments. They can also use HealthKit-enabled apps and third-party health accessories, like blood pressure cuffs, to contribute data to the Health app.

Easy to deploy.

We’ve simplified the setup process so you can configure devices automatically and buy and distribute app seamlessly. With Apple Business Manager, you can enable zero-touch deployment and remotely manage account settings, apps, and configurations on every iPad, iPhone, and Mac. So there’s no need for the IT department to physically access each device to complete setup.

Deploying iPad to patients (PDF)

Deploying iPhone for nursing care (PDF)

Healthcare Success Stories

Innovative health systems from around
the world.

Apple products and platforms are changing the way care teams work together, how they connect with patients, and where they’re taking groundbreaking medical research.

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Technology that
makes healthcare more human.

Discover how UMC Utrecht
uses Mac, iPhone, and iPad to transform healthcare for patients across the Netherlands.

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Healthcare Success Stories.

Improve the delivery of care with apps.

The App Store features over 40,000 apps that are changing the world of healthcare for providers, patients, and researchers. Healthcare professionals can provide faster, more personalized care in the hospital with apps focusing on clinical care, nursing care, and the patient experience. ResearchKit-enabled apps make it easier for clinical researchers to gather robust and meaningful data from larger, more varied populations. HealthKit-enabled apps can help patients manage their health. And older adults can access apps to help them stay connected, healthy, and safe from home.

Go to the iPhone Collection

Go to the iPad Collection

Go to apps for older adults

Medical imaging at your fingertips.

Apple silicon has changed everything for DICOM viewing. The Apple M1, M1 Pro, M1 Max, and M1 Ultra chips deliver blazing-fast processing — so any clinician can view and analyze diagnostic medical images right on Mac with the appropriate apps.

Osirix MD

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OsiriX MD combines 3D and 4D image processing with advanced features such as fusion. It’s certified for medical use and FDA cleared and CE II labeled.

Horos Mobile

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Designed specifically for Mac with the Apple M1 chip, Horos Mobile™ offers advanced post-processing tools for viewing DICOM images. It leverages Apple silicon and technologies such as Metal to render photorealistic 3D volumes.

MIM for macOS

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MIM focuses on nuclear medicine and radiation oncology. It’s used primarily for oncology diagnosis, tumor tracking, and image processing. This app is FDA cleared and CE certified for Mac.

Custom app purchasing.

You can work with developers to get existing apps customized for your specific needs. They are distributed to your healthcare organization privately through Apple Business Manager.

Build apps for better healthcare.

Create custom apps that tap into Apple hardware and features. Use powerful developer tools like Swift and our open source frameworks ResearchKit and CareKit.

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Develop native apps with
a powerful SDK.

Apple provides everything you need to develop apps for iPhone, iPad, and Mac. It comes with tools and resources that help you take advantage of features like Core Location to conduct research on the effect of location and air quality on asthma, and tap into services like push notifications to alert doctors and nurses of patient updates. With the iOS and iPadOS SDK, you can customize apps to streamline hospital operations and help your staff work more efficiently.

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Build custom apps with Swift.

Swift is a free and open source programming language that makes code easier to read and write, while giving developers the efficiency and power they need. Developers can use it to create richer, more reliable app experiences that improve patient care.

Learn how to create apps with Swift

Personalize care
with CareKit.

CareKit is an open source framework that can be used to create personal care apps. Patients can use CareKit apps to manage their medical conditions and share information directly with their doctors and care teams.

Learn about CareKit

Turn every iPhone into
a lab with ResearchKit.

ResearchKit makes it easier for researchers to conduct medical studies. The open source framework allows researchers to quickly build apps that utilize the advanced sensors in iPhone and Apple Watch. Participants around the world can use the apps to generate data for researchers to study. So far, ResearchKit has been used to study conditions like Parkinson’s disease, autism, epilepsy, diabetes, and more.

Learn about ResearchKit

Learn about the Investigator Support Program.

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