Last week it was reported that Apple had a secret team working on an initiative that would turn your iPhone into a one-stop-shop for all your health-related needs. The basic idea is that all things health-related would be kept on your phone, so that wherever you go and whichever doctor you visited, you will be able to share your records with them.
Considering the rumors we’ve heard about Apple’s plans for the Apple Watch, we guess this doesn’t really come as a surprise. Now in a follow-up report from CNBC, it has been revealed that Apple could be working with a startup called Health Gorilla to help further their health initiative.
The report claims that Health Gorilla is working to bring diagnostic data onto the iPhone, such as blood work, and this is done by integrating with healthcare providers such as hospitals and lab-testing companies such as Quest and LabCorp. CNBC points to the company’s website which describes itself as giving doctors a “complete picture of patient health history,” which is pretty much what Apple’s rumored health initiative was supposed to be about.
It is still a bit early to tell when this will eventually find its way into the iPhone, but like we said before, it sounds like it is more of a software rather than hardware feature, so perhaps we might hear more about it next year WWDC, but until then take it with a grain of salt.