The hospital updated its online medical records system this weekend, turning on access to HealthKit for more than 80,000 patients, Darren Dworkin, chief information officer at Cedars-Sinai, said in an interview.
“This is just another set of data that we’re confident our physicians will take into account as they make clinical and medical judgments,” Dworkin said. “We don’t really, fully know and understand how patients will want to use this and we’re going to basically stand ready to learn by what will happen.”
Patients who use Health will be able to integrate personal medical information with their patient files, giving their doctors access to data monitored through the app, such as: weight, blood pressure, steps taken, glucose levels, and oxygen saturation levels.
“Rather than turn it on as sort of an opt-in, we’ve basically enabled it for all of our patients,” Dworkin said in an interview last week. “The opt-out is just don’t use it.”