Mayo Clinic announced today the launch of the Mayo Clinic app, available as a free download from Apple's App Store. The Mayo Clinic app integrates with Apple Health, providing users a clear and current overview of their health and fitness data. Mayo Clinic's flagship mobile app, which will replace the current patient app, was first announced during the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in June.
"We are committed to a connected health strategy that puts patients at the center of health care technology development," says John T. Wald, M.D., medical director, Mayo Clinic Public Affairs. "Users of the new Mayo Clinic app will have easier access to health information, guidance and care when they need it most. Through the Apple Health app, users will be able to integrate information from other apps with their Mayo Clinic health information, creating actionable data to improve health and wellness."
Created in collaboration with Apple and in consultation with Mayo Clinic patients, the Mayo Clinic app offers improved features to help patients, including:
• View select Mayo Clinic health data through the Apple Health dashboard
• Find health information more quickly
• Contact their care team directly through secure messaging
• View and manage details of their appointment schedule
• View Mayo Clinic videos on their iPhone, iPod and iPad
Mayo Clinic app users can trust that their data is secure. App users have full control of their personal health information, and can decide what, if any, data is stored in the Apple Health app. To make the data-sharing process easier, Mayo has developed an easy-to-understand privacy statement.
"We view the Mayo Clinic/Apple relationship as a collaboration to bring health information and solutions closer to individuals. The integration of the Mayo Clinic app and Apple Health moves our relationship forward," says Dr. Wald.
Future updates to the app will include disease and condition management, and personalized feedback tailored for users. Mayo Clinic will continue to support and update the Mayo Clinic app on Android platforms.