Apple Will Allow Veterans To Access Their Health Records on their iPhone

Apple is breaking down the barrier between patients and doctors starting with this news

"It's truly an honor to contribute to the improved healthcare of America's heroes".

Apple has been working with the US Department of Veteran Affairs, more commonly called the VA, to make veteran health records accessible on the iPhone.

This is not Apple's first partnership related to the military. Health information such as allergies, immunizations, lab results, medications, and even Apple Watch data is combined in one place for easy access.

The government agency and the Silicon Valley tech giant jointly announced that the Health app included with every iPhone will soon be able to sync with certain types of medical records that, up to this point, have only been available through My HealtheVet, the VA's online Web portal.

"When patients have better access to their health information, they have more productive conversations with their physicians", said Apple COO Jeff Williams.

Once the new feature launches, veterans will receive updated health record information within 24 hours after a visit to a VA healthcare facility through the built-in Health app on their iPhone.

The data is encrypted and is protected via passcode, Touch or Face ID.

"We're excited to bring this feature to veterans across the U.S.", said Kevin Lynch, Apple's vice president of Technology.

Given the steady drumbeat of health-care privacy breaches that have occurred in recent years, many veterans may wonder whether or not they can trust Apple's latest offering? Aggregated health records from participating institutions, including the VA, will be found by in the Health Records on iPhone feature.

Apple's goal, according to Kevin Lynch, its vice president of technology, is to give veterans the opportunity "to better understand and improve their health".

Apple says that Health Records on iPhone is the first record-sharing platform of its kind available to the VA.

The largest medical system in the United States, the VA now serves more than 9 million veterans.

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