• By Bryan Anderson

Mayo Clinic App Integrated With Apple Health, Now Available for Free Download

October 2, 2014

infographic of how the HealthKit data is secure on iPhone

ROCHESTER, Minn. — 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."

MEDIA CONTACT: Bryan Anderson, Mayo Clinic, 507-284-5005, anderson.bryan@mayo.edu

Created in collaboration with Apple and in consultation with Mayo Clinic patients, the Mayo Clinic app offers improved features to help patients, including:iphone 6 with picture of Mayo Clinic Campus

  • 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.


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Any relevance to someone who takes oral opioids for chronic pain not related to cancer, but does have history of tumor growth? For example, does a gentleman with a history of brain cancer that is now in remission, who is started on prescription opioid meds for back pain, run the risk of seeing that cancer resurge?


Posted on behalf of Juraj Sprung, M.D., Ph.D., the study's senior author: Unfortunately that is not known, and to the best of my knowledge, has never been studied. If someone needs pain control for chronic pain, and if he/she needs opioids, I guess there is not much alternative, regardless of any remote (and probably very small) risk. Of note, our study suggests effects related to the perioperative period where the surgical manipulation may be associated with malignant cell dissemination and all protective support from the immune system is needed. The scenario you asked about is quite different from that studied in our report.


Thank you for the reply! I do appreciate the differnece between the two scenarios but thought it wouldn't hurt to ask. I had just never heard about opioid's potential immune system suppression in any form, although it certainly makes sense in the scenario you have studied. Thanks again for taking the time to reply.

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