The Cedars-Sinai Health System in Los Angeles has integrated its Epic electronic health records system with Apple’s HealthKit to exploit health and fitness data gathered from more than 80,000 patients.

Cedars-Sinai patients will be able to use HealthKit through Epic’s MyChart app, the patient portal which provides them with access to their lab results, appointment information, current medications, immunization history, and more on mobile devices. Now, with a patient’s permission, the health system has updated its MyChart app to access data such as activity levels, blood pressure, glucose levels, oxygen saturation levels and weight from Apple’s HealthKit data repository and to share it with their provider.

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