Patient Gary Wilhelm, 51, looks at his medical data on a smartphone that is synchronized to a new Fitbit Surge that is on his wrist during an examination, in Hackensack, N.J. Wilhelm has joined Hackensack University Medical Center's app test after suffering a heart attack in October. At Hackensack, patients with heart disease are asked to count steps walked and flights climbed using a fitness tracker and enter the meals they eat on an iPhone. Using Apple’s new HealthKit technology, data sync with Epic’s MyChart app on the phone and get transmitted to the hospital’s Epic records system. Technology makes such tracking possible.
Patient Gary Wilhelm, 51, looks at his medical data on a smartphone that is synchronized to a new Fitbit Surge that is on his wrist during an examination, in Hackensack, N.J. Wilhelm has joined Hackensack University Medical Center's app test after suffering a heart attack in October. At Hackensack, patients with heart disease are asked to count steps walked and flights climbed using a fitness tracker and enter the meals they eat on an iPhone. Using Apple’s new HealthKit technology, data sync with Epic’s MyChart app on the phone and get transmitted to the hospital’s Epic records system. Technology makes such tracking possible. Mel Evans The Associated Press
Patient Gary Wilhelm, 51, looks at his medical data on a smartphone that is synchronized to a new Fitbit Surge that is on his wrist during an examination, in Hackensack, N.J. Wilhelm has joined Hackensack University Medical Center's app test after suffering a heart attack in October. At Hackensack, patients with heart disease are asked to count steps walked and flights climbed using a fitness tracker and enter the meals they eat on an iPhone. Using Apple’s new HealthKit technology, data sync with Epic’s MyChart app on the phone and get transmitted to the hospital’s Epic records system. Technology makes such tracking possible. Mel Evans The Associated Press

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