How easily can you obtain your medical records from your provider? Do you know what your precise cholesterol levels are? I’m willing to bet my new iPhone that your answers to these questions are “Impossible” and “No.”
But if Apple has its way, we’ll finally have always-available access to our own medical records – at least those of us who own iPhones will.
Announcing Health Records
On January 24, Apple announced that its Health app will make it possible for users to see their medical records right on their iPhones, which would thus empower potentially 90 million Americans who own iPhones. The capability became available for patients of 12 medical institutions January 25. Following a beta launch, Apple will expand the program for participating medical providers. Continue reading