Published: Wed, February 13, 2019
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Apple strikes deal with VA to provider personal health records to vets

Apple strikes deal with VA to provider personal health records to vets

"Given Apple's public and ongoing commitment to privacy and security and the holistic manner in which they go about providing a trusted platform in iOS, I would think Apple's health records on iPhone is likely the most secure way in which veterans can access their VA health records", Weidman said. "It's truly an honor to contribute to the improved healthcare of America's heroes".

The more than 9 million veterans who get healthcare through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will soon be able to securely access their health records on their iPhones with a few clicks of their device.

This is not Apple's first partnership related to the military.

The feature will allow veterans to make more informed decisions about their health. It needs to develop into an indispensable a part of individual's health care, whether or not it is offering medical information or warning of coronary heart situations, and that would provide you with a objective to maintain utilizing its gadgets while you'd in any other case be tempted to change.


Health records data includes allergies, immunizations, lab results and medications, and is displayed along with other information packaged in one place. All Health Records data is encrypted and protected with the user's iPhone passcode, Touch ID or Face ID. It will be the first time U.S. veterans will receive care through the Veterans Health Administration. Neither the San Diego VA nor the main headquarters in Washington, D.C., were able to provide additional information Monday afternoon.

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

Apple Health Records launched in 2018 and follows in the vein of aborted earlier efforts by large technology companies like Google and Microsoft to create personal health records for patients. As of publication, the facilities in my area are not listed in the app, so there are probably still a few wrinkles that need to be ironed out.

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