Following our recent posts about Apple’s Health app and its integration with Epic, we’ve received some questions on how our own product, Mobius Health, interacts with Apple’s products. In short, Mobius and Health complement each other well. Mobius offers secure communication services that Apple does not, combines sensor data with practice management apps for health care providers, and acquires otherwise inaccessible data using our proprietary devices.

Secure Video Calls and Messaging

While data transmitted through Apple Health is secure, the platform does not provide secure messaging, calling, or live video; Apple’s FaceTime and iMessage do not meet HIPAA security standards. The secure telemedicine features of Mobius Health allow us to fill that void. We offer messaging and video calls to connect medical professionals with their patients and colleagues. The Mobius security protocol exceeds HIPAA standards and ensures patients’ privacy.

Combining Sensors for Meaningful Use

Apple’s Health is a powerful aggregator of data, but the stock app is of limited use to clinicians.  

Mobius ties data from Health to apps that help improve the daily workflow of health care providers and their staff. Our Mobius Clinic app makes the smartphone a relevant work tool by automating the patient intake process and vital sign collection and providing a shared practice task management tool.

Mobius Sensors Fill in Apple Gaps

Finally, Mobius can feed the data it gathers into Health (if desired), allowing other HealthKit apps to use that data. The Mobius smartphone accessory pulls readings from sensors that are not directly compatible with Health and makes the information accessible to your other apps. The Mobius accessory can transmit blood pressure, ECG data, temperature, blood glucose, and other critical health metrics from compatible devices. There is often a difference between consumer and clinical-grade health devices, and Mobius creates a connection with both.

We’re exploring the opportunities for integration with Apple Health and other medical information technology, and we’re excited to see what new innovations will come to the field in the next few years.

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