Apple has announced that the Health Records on iPhone feature will be available soon to American veterans. The company has been working with the US Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) to make the digital health records of veterans accessible directly in the Health app on their iPhone.
“We have great admiration for veterans, and we’re proud to bring a solution like Health Records on iPhone to the veteran community,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “It’s truly an honor to contribute to the improved healthcare of America’s heroes.”
Apple’s COO Jeff Williams and VP of Technology Kevin Lynch had the following to say on Health Records on iPhone coming to the veteran community.
“When patients have better access to their health information, they have more productive conversations with their physicians,” said Jeff Williams, Apple’s COO. “By bringing Health Records on iPhone to VA patients, we hope veterans will experience improved healthcare that will enhance their lives.”
“Our goal is to empower people to better understand and improve their health, enabling them to view their medical information from multiple providers in one place easily and securely,” said Kevin Lynch, Apple’s vice president of Technology. “We’re excited to bring this feature to veterans across the US.”
Health records data includes “allergies, conditions, immunizations, lab results, medications, procedures, and vitals,” as of now. With Health Records on iPhone, more than 9 million veterans will be able to view their digital health profile in a single, integrated snapshot whenever they want. Plus, the health records data is encrypted and protected with the user’s iPhone passcode, Touch ID or Face ID.