Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's decision to use HealthKit data marks the largest integration yet for Apple's foray into the health industry.
The three-month program plans to accept 10 startups, each of which will be offered $120,000, along with mentorship and guidance; it starts in March 2016.
Researchers want to use the activity tracker to determine if it can help oncologists assess whether their patients are active enough for chemotherapy.
Eight companies have been selected to transform healthcare with the use of artificial intelligence, mobile health, wearable devices and more.
Noteworth's platform aims to enable care teams to more seamlessly collect, analyze and visualize essential patient health data between office visits.
The intensive, three-month program provides financial backing, training and exposure to a global entrepreneurial network.
The technology is designed to help predict which disease treatments would be most effective based on a patient's genetic makeup and disease variant.
Teams from each company will spend three months in Los Angeles working closely with Cedars-Sinai mentors, including doctors, researchers and administrators.