The health app by the iOS giant will now display medical records in over a hundred hospitals in the United States.
According to the latest Apple update, Apple has created a new and much-needed section within its Health app, known as Health Records section. Now, like the name of the section says, the iOS users will be able to access their health records in more than a hundred clinics and hospitals all across the United States easily.
This Apple news update is said to be available in iOS 11.3 beta only and was announced earlier this week.
Apple said that “Starting today, patients of NYU Langone Health, Stanford Medicine and nearly 40 other health systems representing hundreds of hospitals and clinics can view their medical records right from their iPhone. The updated Health Records section within the Health app helps consumers see medical information from various institutions organized into one view and receive notifications when their data is updated. This information can help patients better understand their health history, have informed conversations with physicians and family members, and make future decisions. Health Records data is encrypted and protected with the user’s iPhone passcode.”
It should be noted that Apple has been working in the health area for years. Previously, Apple was letting the iOS users to track their sleeping patterns as well as their calories. Also back then, the section to store medical records was only available for the people who had signed up for a pre-release version.
This should be kept in mind that you can only access portions of your medical record, and not the whole report. Also, medical records of allergies, vaccinations, and other tests can only be accessed by the iPhone users who are registered as patients in any one of the 39 health systems that have collaborated to work with Apple.