CloudMine releases CareKit SDK for Apple developers

CloudMine, a secure data healthcare platform, has released an iOS SDK (software development kit) designed to work with Apple's CareKit framework. Built to support native iOS apps, this SDK will communicate with CloudMine's Connected Health Cloud.

CareKit, announced in March, is a tool for assisting people in taking an active role in their care. iPhone apps using the kit make it easier for individuals to keep track of care plans and monitor symptoms and medication; providing insights that help people better understand their own health. With the ability to share information with doctors, nurses or family members, CareKit apps help people take a more active role in their health.

CloudMine's Connected Health Cloud complements the CareKit framework to provide secure storage for data generated by CareKit apps. CloudMine's SDK also provides CareKit app developers with HIPAA compliance, end-to-end encryption, user management & authentication, clinical systems connectivity (including electronic health records or "EHR"), and streamlined access to SMS/text & push notifications. The CareKit SDK will be part of CloudMine's existing CMHealth SDK, which includes support for Apple ResearchKit to power mobile clinical trials and survey-based engagement.

"Digital health is about empowering patients through understanding and engagement," says Brendan McCorkle, CEO of CloudMine. "CloudMine's CareKit software development kit provides healthcare organizations with the ability to deliver robust iOS applications to understand and engage through storing sensitive patient data and gaining key insights from the context of patient life.”